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Effective Practices: Using Popular Media for Active Learning: Engaging Students Outside of the Classroom

Teaching first year English composition, a compulsory subject at Queensborough Community College (QCC), can be challenging, especially when trying to engage a diverse student population with a wide range of prior educational backgrounds. Adding a technology component to a course such as EN101 not only enriches student experience but also embraces QCC’s general education learning […]

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Bridge the Gap – Educating Instructors in Course Design

Replicating the interactivity of the physical classroom is an essential component to the success of an online environment since it can bridge the gap between the isolation of distance learning and the fluidity of the discourse as it might occur in traditional classrooms.  Learn how learning management systems support increased “human presence” through multimedia platforms. […]

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Things I say to my Blackboard students

William Ashton teaches at York and has a blog entitled things I say to my Blackboard students. Ashton: “I realized this morning, when responding to a student on Bb, that it might benefit others if I share some of the things I say to my students on Blackboard.”

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The TEACH Act

The Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act was passed signed into law in 2002.  This law extended the limited copyright exemption for instructional materials (fair use guidelines) into the realm of distance-learning education. Resources for Understanding the TEACH Act: A brief explanation of the implications of the law for educators at the Copyright Clearance […]

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Essay Checklist: A Resource or an Assignment? You Decide

From Queens College, Writing at Queens While the information found below from the Queens College writing is found under “Students,” the page does suggest to faculty that they might want to incorporate the use of these instruments into their course.  The instructions and the links, taken from the “Writing at Queens” page can be found […]

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Essay Checklist

From Queens College, Writing at Queens Queens College suggests that faculty use the instruments provided below as part of the their class.  However, if you or your instructor is not at Queens College you still have the opportunity to make use of the resource.  First, read the “Elements of the Essay” by Gordon Harvey and […]

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Video Research Assistance for Students

Whether you are writing a term-paper, an essay, or even a paragraph for one of your classes you might need help formulating your research question, finding and evaluating internet research, or even help with just getting started.  The information found below provides such assistance for students. New York City College of Technology — Takes you to […]

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Blackboard FAQ’s and More

While the information found above offers tutorials and plug-in information on Blackboard, this information was distributed by Blackboard and can sometime be confusing, or may take longer than anticipated to search.  Furthermore, the manual does not readily discuss what information a student might need to know before using Blackboard.  Below are a list of FAQ’s […]

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John Jay College E-Resources on Writing, Grammar, and How to Read Your Textbook

The E-Resource Center at John Jay College offers three links that provide students with assistance on How to improve your essay or paper using APA style. How to improve your grammar and editing skills. How to efficiently use your textbook  and better understand key concepts and themes.

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Podcasting and Beyond

Even if you don’t know what podcasting or screen capturing are, there are several useful sites across CUNY and beyond that can get you started. Queens College Podcasting, Adobe Connect, Free Screen Capture Software John Jay College Podcast on Podcasting

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