Archive | November, 2012


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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Queens College: Help with Teaching with Technology

The Queens College Teaching with Technology page begins with a basic description of the various tools available for online teaching (i.e What is Blackboard?  What is a Wiki?), and includes links on the how to’s of using these  technologies.  The page ends by providing links to databases and clearinghouses that provide pedagogical support.

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Help with WordPress

Queens College offers a basic tutorial for WordPress beginners.  While the advice begins with help on how to log into Queens College’s Qwriting, the advice that follows is applicable to all WordPress accounts.

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Beyond Hunter

Hunter College’s Academic Center for Excellence in Research and Teaching offers a list of  blogs, ereadings, conferences, organizations, and teaching and learning center information and links Beyond Hunter.

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