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2013 Showcase






The Bronx CUNY EdTech Showcase, held annually in May, promotes and highlights the innovative uses of technology that have the potential to reach new levels of student engagement leading to improved performance.

Three BRONX CUNY colleges (Lehman, Bronx CC, and Hostos) see this event as a great opportunity for networking, collaborating, sharing technical information, and building upon effective practices within our CUNY Community.

The Office of Online Education at Lehman College is proud and excited to have hosted in 2013 the first edition of this initiative, a unique event that brought together colleagues from the three Bronx City University of New York colleges (Lehman, Bronx Community College, and Hostos) to illustrate their commitment to exemplary teaching and learning in the online environment. The audience comprised of representatives from 18 colleges within our CUNY community were exposed to the insights, experiences and perspectives of 57 presenters throughout the day!

Future Bronx CUNY Educational Technology (EdTech) Showcases will be held annually in May, to offer faculty an opportunity to share their innovative uses of technology to reach new levels of student engagement and improved performance.

The showcase is an excellent prospect for networking, collaboration, sharing technical information, and building effective practices. For 2013 we continued in the tradition of bringing notable guest speakers to Lehman College to the delight of our audience of faculty, staff, students and administrators. Joining us this year a number of distinguished professionals were among our Keynote and Plenary Speakers:

  • Dr. Howard Wach, CUNY Faculty Fellow, office of Academic Affairs, morning keynote
  • Dr. Michael Preston, Director of Blended Learning Strategy for the NYC Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Readiness, working lunch keynote
  • Jessie Daniels, Professor at the Graduate Center and Hunter College and Matthew Gold, Associate Professor of English at New York City College of Technology, afternoon plenary.

Our guests spoke about projects and concepts that expand the reach of social media for academics. They discussed issues like social justice and developing collaboratively networked open-source classrooms of the future.

This full-day showcase event was comprised of a plenary, three 55-minute break-out sessions and two keynote speeches. The speakers discussed recent practical uses of technology in education, focusing on strategies, experiences and techniques with emphasis on improving student participation, performance, and engagement.

The program committee accepted presentations on the following topics:

  • Podcasting, lecture capture
  • Web 2.0 (Blogs, wikis, discussion boards, VoiceThread)
  • Online Learning (hybrid, synchronous, asynchronous)
  • ePortfolios
  • Blackboard 9.1 Tips and Tricks
  • Audience Response Systems
  • BB Collaborate
  • Social Media for Education
  • Mobile learning (e.g. iPads, eBook readers, smart phones)

Program Committee Representatives

Robert Whittaker, Professor, Associate Provost, Lehman College
Alyson Vogel, Associate Director, Online Education, Lehman College
Carlos Guevara, Director, Office of Educational Technology, Hostos Community College
Catherine Lyons, Assistant Professor, Reference/IT Librarian, Hostos Community College
Albert Robinson, Acting Director, Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology, Bronx Community College

Our committee would like to acknowledge Dr. George Otte, University Director of Academic Technology for his inspiration and leadership

Special Thanks to:

Our College Leaders:
Dr. Ricardo Fernandez, President, Lehman College
Dr. Carole M. Berotte Joseph, President, Bronx Community College
Dr. Felix Matos Rodriguez, President, Hostos Community College

Dr. Anny Morrobel-Sosa, Provost, SVP Academic Affairs, Lehman College
Dr. David Hadaller, Interim Provost, VP Academic Affairs, Bronx Community College
Dr. Carmen Coballes-Vega, Provost, VP Academic Affairs, Hostos Community College

Dr. Howard Wach
Dr. Michael Preston
Dr. Jessie Daniels
Dr. Matthew Gold

Our Faculty and Staff Showcase Presenters

Hostos EdTech Staff & EdTech Interns
Bronx CC EdTech Staff
Lehman EdTech/Office of Undergraduate Studies Staff
Sophia Diamantis-Frye, Administrative Executive Coordinator

Lehman IT Department
Ron Bergmann, V.P. / CIO
Joe Middleton
John Dono
Migdio Dominguez
Vincent Sandella
Steve Castellano

Conference Program/Graphics Designer
Lemar Francis

CUNY Academic Commons
Matthew Gold
Michael Smith
Sarah Morgano

Bronx CC Duplicating Department
Frank Giglio
Jose Burgos