By Carlos Guevara, Director of EdTech

This past summer has been remarkably busy but extremely productive for our Director, Carlos Guevara, who has been promoting and highlighting the innovative work of the EdTech team nationally and internationally for all these years.

Collaborating with Prof. Jacqueline DiSanto, ETLC Co-Chair and Chair of the Education Department received a grant from the Robin Hood Foundation to redesign the Introduction to Instructional Technology course – EDU 226, and integrate national standards to promote computational thinking, digital citizenship, and universal design for learning (UDL). The course was presented and approved by the College Senate and was successfully offered for the first time in the Summer by Carlos Guevara. Carlos is currently teaching the class in the Fall semester and is also exploring the HyFlex learning modality.

EDUCAUSE 2021 poster

They will be speaking about this work at the 8th Annual Assessment Conference hosted by Drexel University on September 8th. The title of their presentation is Embedding Project-Based Instruction, UDL, and 5E to Course Design as a Means of Assessment.

On August 3 and 4, Carlos was invited to be part of the Expert Faculty to teach at the first edition of the Hispanic Educational Technology Services – HETS Learning Technology Leadership Academic, covering the topics of Teaching and Learning and Online Learning.

On September 3, Carlos was invited for the second year as Keynote Speaker for the 2nd International Congress on Research and Innovation in Ecuador, where he presented the topic “A New Normal! A new Society? Challenges and Opportunities for Higher Education and Beyond.

Last, but extremely important accomplishment that makes us proud, Carlos was invited to participate as an expert panelist for the 2022 Educause Horizon Report for the second consecutive year. This report is recognized as one of the leading reports in the field of education and technology nationally and internationally. Carlos is honored and humbled to being recognized as a global expert in the field of Educational Technology, and he will proudly represent Hostos and CUNY in this important international report.

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