Hostos EdTech is a national leader in introducing and facilitating innovative ways of using recording/video streaming applications and smart mobile devices in teaching and learning. Please talk to us about how we can help you in your plans to go mobile both for your classroom and distance.
Rich Media and Audio/Video Recording
The EdTech Media Center offers powerful software and hardware technology to capture and record lessons, classroom activities and quickly and easily be make them available as streaming media and podcasts.
The Panopto Building Block allows us to add powerful media tools to Blackboard, combing the best features of video sharing, webcam recording, screen recording, and more all within the Blackboard Learn environment. Creating and sharing multimedia learning content is easier than ever using this intuitive tool.
To learn more about Panopto, as well as the Panopto Initiative, click on the following link:
Panopto at Hostos
VideoScribe is a powerful application that allows users with little or no design and drawing skills to create professional quality whiteboard animation and presentation videos. Images, text, music and voiceover can be added to to the creations. EdTech has licenses for VideoScribe and its staff can assist you in creating your presentations. Please contact EdTech to learn more.
Adobe Creative Suite
Hostos Community College owns a site license that permits the applications of the Adobe Creative Suite – including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, AfterEffects, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Flash and others. To have them installed on your Hostos-issued computer (not your personal computer!) you need to place a job request to the Hostos IT office. To do that go to this link:
Submit an IT Job Request
Edtech Design Interns: help with bring media into your teaching
In the fall of 2009, the Office of Educational Technology (EdTech) started to train select students to serve as EdTech design consultants on campus. These students not only help their peers navigate the technological innovations in courses and programs at Hostos, but also help EdTech expand its reach to faculty, so that additional technological enhancements can be made to support teaching and learning at the college. Furthermore, this initiative seeks to help interns take advantage of professional development opportunities to strengthen their academic skills and performance, as well as to better prepare them for potential job offerings as they enter the workforce.
EdTech design consultants are selected through a competitive process—a reward for students with advanced technology skills. During the first semesters of this initiative, EdTech targeted students in the Hostos Digital Design program, and now has expanded to include students from all majors at Hostos and other CUNY colleges. Thanks to support from the Perkins grant and Technology Fee, 8-10 students are selected and receive stipends, as well as a MacBook Pro for the duration of their internship. Interns provide 10 hours per week of tech assistance to their peers and faculty.
As EdTech design interns, students are assigned different web and multimedia design projects, and work closely with the EdTech specialists. Interns assist faculty in designing and/or developing educational content (graphics, presentations, podcasts, rich media, etc.) and guide / train students to create and design their ePortfolios.
To find out more about the EdTech Design Interns, contact Wilfredo Rodriguez: