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The Office of Educational Technology (EdTech) develops, implements, supports, and promotes innovative integration of technology into teaching and learning by empowering faculty, serving students, and creating a supportive environment for all types of learners.
EdTech’s strategic pathway includes:
Assisting faculty in the integration of technology in their pedagogical models;
Forging partnerships in the research and development of educational technologies;
Supporting students in the acquisition of technology skills;
Exploring new and emerging educational technologies;
Building partnerships across disciplines and departments to create innovative initiatives.
We are very excited to share that the book co-authored by our Director, Carlos Guevara, Prof. Kate Wolfe and Prof. Kate Lyons, and with contributions from Prof. Jacqueline DiSanto and several esteemed faculty and members of the EdTech team was published on August 16, 2019. “The Development of Educational Technology at an Urban Community College” is the result of ten […]
by Catherine Man It is a perennial problem to solve for teachers everywhere: How do I adapt my methods for each group I teach? Every group or class is different. The nuances of the problem become more complex when variables such as age, ability range, and current culture are factored in. Even for professors who teach the same age range […]
by Eric Ritholz Why is it that sometimes, even though you have found the right exercise to illustrate a point in your lessons, it doesn’t hit the mark and result in that moment of discovery from a student that we are looking for? Even an activity that has been successful in previous semesters can have unpredictable results. In some cases […]
By Danny Wu “Congratulations, [generic boot camp campany] Class of 2019, we wish you the best of luck in your feature endeavors” said the CEO of a tech boot camp where 30 students have just received their software engineering certifications. More and more we are seeing the growing trend of people enrolling into boot camps to gain the skills necessary […]
The 2019 Bronx EdTech Showcase at Lehman College has come and gone, but you can still take advantage of its offerings online, by visiting the Bronx EdTech Showcase website (https://commons.hostos.cuny.edu/bronxedtech/) and see and hear the presentations by the innovators and keynote speeches.
by George Rosa A question always arises when consideration is given to developing fully online biology courses: what about the laboratory portion? Science laboratory is a unique and essential learning experience in any serious science course. Concepts covered in the lecture portion are applied in a hands-on approach involving seeing and manipulating real objects. Methods of scientific observation and experimentation […]
by David Dos Santos Using ePortfolios in your course properly has the potential to bring your course to the next level, into the 21st century where learning and professional development are done online. An ePortfolio is an electronic multimedia collection of evidence as digital artifacts that illustrate one’s learning journey over time. Portfolios may represent a learning journey in a […]
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. […]
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 […]
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, […]