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The beginnings of the Office of Educational Technology go back to the mid 1990’s with the establishment of the Office of Instructional Technology (OIT), with Professor Loreto Porte of Mathematics as Director, and the Academic Computing Committee, now the Educational Technology Leadership Council.
In 2002 the Teaching Innovation Support Center (TISC) was established within OIT to provide assistance to faculty as more of them were teaching online courses, implementing online components to their classroom courses, and using technology in the classroom. OIT and TISC, working with innovative faculty, pioneered ground-breaking projects and initiatives, including interactive test review sites, faculty technology workshops, use of pda’s (which evolved into the current mobile technology initiatives), a lecture capture video initiative, interactive websites for Academic Affairs and special programs, and a digital design internship program.
Within a few years the TISC services and facilities were expanded and became a more integral part of OIT, and OIT was renamed the Office of Educational Technology (EdTech).
- Book-of-the-Semester Project
- CUNY ACT Reading Test
- CUNY Compass Reading Exam
- CUNY Compass Mathematics Exam
- Information Competency Tutorials (Library)
- Information Learning Commons
- “Neruda en el Corazón” posters
- Lecciones del Quijote, Quixote’s Legacy” posters
- PDA/PALM in the Classroom
- Student Workshops System
- Women’s and Gender Studies Website
- Hostos Success Academy