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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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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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Grading Rubrics

York College Efficient Grading for Busy Faculty

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Assignments

Trying to find assignments that work can be quite time-consuming, especially if you’re just setting up your course.  This section provides ideas for a variety of different assignments ranging from introductory assignments, to mid-semester and end of semester assignments that can be used as assessments. School of Professional Studies Welcome and Ice-Breaker Activities School of Professional Studies […]

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“Top Ten Mistakes in Academic Web Design” by Paula Petrik History Computer Review (May 2000)

This article offers advice to the novice on the appearance of your site. Top Ten Mistakes of Academic Design

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Netiquette

Often time students are unaware that working in an online classroom environment is different from interacting with their friends and family members online.  Here’s some advice on how to prepare students for what is expected of their behavior in an online classroom. The Netiquette Home Page provides not only a list of “core rules,” but […]

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Online Course Preparation Checklist

Once you’ve complete your course you might want to use the checklists provided below as a final measure of preparedness. Lehman College Online Course Checklist

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Course Specific Syllabi

New York City College of Technology Child Development

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General Syllabus Outline for Online Teaching

While the majority of the general syllabi found here are for online courses, some are not.  For example, the Brooklyn College link will provide you with information on how to prepare a syllabus that is not geared toward online learning however, the information you find in the section on syllabus preparation be easily generalized to […]

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Resources for Faculty Preparation of Online Courses

While the documents in this post provide help with designing your hybrid online course, some of the information found is for completely online courses or face-to-face teaching.  However the information can be easily adjusted to accommodate any course type.  Please also note that the colleges outside of CUNY were suggested from across CUNY’s Teaching and […]

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