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Online Students @ Hostos

by Catherine Man Without the comfort of being able to interact face to face with students in a classroom, it takes more time for participants in an online course to learn about each other. Faculty leading online courses have little sense of who the students are until they start submitting course work or unless they willingly disclose aspects of themselves. […]

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Promoting Independent Learning Through Technology

by David Dos Santos Now more than ever technological advances such as high speed internet and highly capable mobile devices gives students and learners of all types the ability to learn more independently. As an example, consider the ease of scalability and increasing autonomy of the typical well-designed online course. The ultimate goal of self-directed learning is to maintain student […]

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Blackboard Attendance Tool

Note: Before incorporating this new Blackboard feature into your course practices and grading, please review the Hostos Attendance Policy on the Hostos Community College website by clicking on the following link: Hostos Attendance Policy Also consult your department policies as stated in department course syllabi. With the Blackboard attendance tool instructors can  mark whether a student is present, late, absent, […]

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Goggles On! VR in Education

by Danny Wu “Alright class, strap on your goggles, today we are diving into the small intestine to prepare for next week’s exam”, stated the professor. In an instant everyone had their VR goggles on and were cruising through a river of proteins, fats, and enzymes. The nutrients are slowly being absorbed through the walls as if it was a […]

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CUNY BLACKBOARD UPGRADE

by George Rosa The 2018 Fall Blackboard upgrade was completed on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. This maintenance upgrade introduced some new features for faculty and students. A New look Blackboard now has a new look whose style matches more closely with Blackboard Ultra, the advanced version of Blackboard that could eventually replace our current version, Blackboard Learn. Locations of tool […]

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Gamification of an Online Course

by George Rosa One of the advantages of having an online component in a course is the ease to which gamifying strategies can be used to motivate learning of challenging course content and guide students through the syllabus. Gamification has been defined as “application of game-design elements and game principles in non-game contexts.” Used in businesses as a motivator to […]

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Cultivating a safe, social learning environment online

by Catherine Man When students consider the choice between an online course and a class on campus, they typically think of social atmosphere first. Often students report that what they miss the most about being in a classroom is being able to interact with educators and classmates in person. Research has repeatedly shown that when students feel connected to their […]

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Accessible Education Laws

by David dos Santos By law, anything posted on a website or other electronic form by an educational institution in the United States must be made reasonably accessible for people who may have disabilities. Directly from the U.S Department of Education Office of the CIO is the following: The Department of Education considers accessibility to information a priority for all […]

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LibGuides –

by Linda Miles There’s a new way to get information and guidance from the Hostos Library to your students—right where and when they need it: in Blackboard. During the past several years, Hostos Librarians have set up numerous online guides on a platform called “LibGuides.” These guides are usually tailored to a specific discipline, class, or even to a specific […]

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Roadmap to Teaching Innovation

by George Rosa The Office of Educational Technology (EdTech) has unveiled an online course in Blackboard available to all faculty beginning Fall semester 2018. When instructors go into Blackboard and look under the “My Courses” module they will see a course named Roadmap to Teaching Innovation”.  They may need to scroll down to see it since faculty are enrolled in […]

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