Welcome to EdTech at Hostos!

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EdTech Mission

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 Service

EdTech Services

EdTech introduces faculty and students to the latest educational technologies. In an evolving and changing technoscape, innovative trends in online learning, rich media, social networking, and mobile learning each offer opportunities to engage students.

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EdTech introduces faculty to the latest educational technologies. In an evolving and changing technoscape, innovative trends in online learning, rich media, social networking, mobile learning, and virtual and augmented reality offer opportunities to engage students.

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Contact

Thank you for contacting EdTech. Feel free to contact us to request a course design consultation session; get help with Blackboard; request a piece of equipment; give us feedback; or make a general inquiry about EdTech services. EdTech staff is looking forward to hearing from you!

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Teaching with Technology

Learn more about the course instruction modalities that include In-Person, Online, Hybrid/Blended, and the pilot, HyFlex.

We also compiled resources on the teaching and learning frameworks, such as Backward Design and Community of Inquiry, that will help you finesse course learning outcomes, create the syllabus, and (re)design the curriculum.

If you want to delve deeper into designing lesson plans, creating individual assignments/projects, or developing a course, you can find resources on the latest achievements in the field of Instructional Design in this section.

Course evaluation strategies are important assets for every instructor as they help you gauge how the semester is going for your students and possibly provide guidelines for any course adjustments. In this section, we’ve presented a widely used Kirkpatrick’s Model for the evaluation of learning materials, the Hostos Online Learning Assessment (HOLA) Committee that presents the college-wide research on the online teaching and learning experiences of the Hostos community, and the peer-review resources.

Finally, this section provides the pedagogical principles of grading schemas and frameworks that make grading more supportive of learning.

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Teaching Tools & Guides

EdTech compiled an extensive repository of tutorials and guidelines about teaching & learning platforms and programs including:

  • Blackboard
  • Panopto
  • Hostos Social Network
  • Zoom
  • Rich Media including video editing platforms and software, e-portfolio, and interactive tools

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Professional Development

EdTech is pleased to present a series of workshops, both face-to-face and online, with a strong focus on taking full advantage of technology tools and strategies to improve in every area of teaching and learning.

We also offer self-paced training for online course development in a series of Blackboard hosted courses that include Roadmap to Teaching Innovation, Online Learning Initiative, and Methods for Online Teaching.

If you are interested in the Smart Classroom and/or HyFlex Certification, you will find the necessary information in this section.

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Newsletter

The EdTech Innovations Newsletter was created to highlight the innovative work happening at Hostos Community College and how faculty are integrating technology into teaching and learning to enhance student engagement and promote their success.

Keep current with the latest news related to Educational Technology and Teaching Innovation at Hostos, CUNY, and the world through EdTech’s Innovations newsletter. Find coverage of workshops, upcoming events, conference call-for-proposals, best practices, and the latest Hostos EdTech offerings in the newsletter published at the beginning of each semester.

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Policies & Protocols in Education

Clearly defined rules, regulations, procedures, and protocols help ensure that students receive a quality education in a safe and supportive environment. EdTech is compiling a list of relevant educational laws and policies, that include federal laws on accessibility, FERPA as well as policies on critical topics pertaining to educational technology.

STUDENT KNOWLEDGE BASE

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Are You Ready?

The “Hostos CC – CUNY – Student Online Readiness Course – Are You Ready?” is designed to prepare students for taking an online course. Whether hybrid, synchronous or asynchronous, this 30-45 minutes online self-paced course will cover a variety of topics that are essential to Online Learning at Hostos and CUNY.

  • In hybrid courses, class activities are split between online and face-to-face meetings.
  • In asynchronous courses, all class activities take place online via the Internet.
  • In synchronous courses, all class activities take place via virtual sessions (Blackboard Collaborate, Zoom, etc.) at specific times.
  • In mixed online courses, some sessions could be held synchronously and the rest of the classwork will happen asynchronously.

All Hostos students are enrolled in this Blackboard course.

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Workshops

The Office of Educational Technology (EdTech) is pleased to present a series of online workshops, with a strong focus on taking full advantage of technology tools and strategies to improve in every area of learning.

STUDENT KNOWLEDGE BASE

Learning With Technology

EdTech compiled an extensive repository of tutorials and guidelines for students about learning platforms and programs including:

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Academic Integrity

  1. Do read your college’s Academic Integrity Policy and follow the rules. Lack of awareness
    or unintentionally breaking rules is not an excuse for plagiarism.
  2. Don’t copy work from websites like Course Hero or Chegg, and don’t upload your
    coursework to the Internet for others to copy.
  3. Don’t ask others to research and/or write your assignments for you. Whether you pay for this service or not, it’s cheating.
  4. Don’t use a source’s words without quoting or sufficiently paraphrasing them.
  5. Don’t use Internet paraphrasing, citing, and/or referencing tools to do your work for you. Use them only as a guide and model for correct paraphrasing, citing, and/or referencing.
  6. Do make an appointment with your college’s writing center so you can practice
    thoroughly paraphrasing source material. It’s a skill that will pay off in all of your classes!
  7. Do give credit where it’s due: Always cite your sources, whether you quote, summarize,
    or paraphrase them.
  8. Don’t resubmit your own work from one class to another class without the permission of
    both instructors.
  9. Do follow your instructor’s rules for whether already prepared notes, phones, digital
    devices or collaboration with others is allowed for exams.
  10. Do take plagiarism and cheating seriously–they can lead to failing an assignment, failing
    a course, or even being suspended or expelled. It isn’t worth the risk!

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