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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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TWINE – using non-linear storytelling in your pedagogy

by Kate Lyons and Karin Lundberg Twine (http://twinery.org/) describes itself as “an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories.” It is similar to the print-based, “Choose Your Own Adventure Series” (https://www.cyoa.com/). A user playing a Twine game reads a passage and then makes a choice about how the story will continue, by clicking on a link. Twine is a powerful […]

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Using Mobile Technology in the Anatomy and Physiology Lab

by Zvi Ostrin and Vyacheslav Dushenkov Mobile devices offer many pedagogical opportunities—especially easy access to textual information and visual resources, three-dimensional representation of anatomical structures, as well as the ability to study dynamic processes—powerful capabilities that traditional textbooks cannot match. In light of these advantages we designed a one-semester study, which was funded by a C3IRG grant, to evaluate the […]

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New, Innovative Blackboard Features

by George Rosa Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters have brought some innovative changes to Blackboard that faculty, as well as students will find useful. One change makes it easier to access tools that expand the possibilities for bringing dynamic, media-driven collaboration to classroom and online pedagogy, increasing student engagement. The Collaboration Link In the orange Navigation Menu on the […]

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Bronx EdTech Showcase 2018

The Bronx CUNY EdTech Showcase, held annually in late April or May, promotes and highlights the innovative uses of technology that have the potential to reach new levels of student engagement leading to improved performance. The three Bronx City University of New York (CUNY) colleges (Lehman, Bronx CC, and Hostos CC) see this event as a great opportunity for networking, […]

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Strategies for Building Media Literacy in the Classroom

by Lisa Tappeiner Today, it is difficult for many readers of online information to distinguish scientific evidence, serious journalism, or informed opinion from publications with the sole purpose of supporting a political point of view and encouraging inflammatory reactions. All kinds of information, both facts and alternative facts, appear on professional-looking websites with catchy graphics and attention-grabbing headlines. Moreover, in […]

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Celebration of Innovation! Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Spring 2017 Celebration of Innovation was one of the biggest and best ever. A large gathering of faculty and admnistrators came to see and hear presentations on the latest teaching/learning innovations, congratulate faculty for participation in EdTech initiatives and innovation accomplishments, and try out the latest technologies. A special moment during the event came when Dr. Loreto Porte of […]

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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.

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