Online Netiquette This document frames a courtesy and respect policy and set of guidelines for students posting comments in their online classes and is a helpful one-page addition to your online course suitable for your course documents section. It’s entitled Online ‘Netiquette’ – Being a responsible ‘net’ citizen in a digital world. The document […]
Online “Netiquette”: Being a responsible ‘net’ citizen
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 […]
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. […]
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.”
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 […]
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
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.
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.
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.
Handling Surface Errors in Student Writing
Lehman College’s Writing Center offers faculty some practical advice on how to address writing errors by students: Handling Surface Errors in Student Writing