Teaching Tips | January 17, 2019

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Open Educational Resources at Hunter Libraries

Finding Open Educational Resources (textbooks, courseware, and ancillary materials which can be freely used, reused, and remixed) can be a daunting task. Adding to this frustration is the fact that OERs are as diverse as the disciplines which seek to employ them. There is no “one size fits all” OER. Enter the Hunter Library’s OER office and our showcase OER repository Open Educational Resources (OER): A Libguide. Though digital pedagogy, digital tools, and OER materials represent a paradigm shift in the way education is provided, the library continues to be the faculty’s guide to available resources and information technologies.
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Event Capsules | December 17, 2018

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ACERT Event Capsule – A Domain of One’s Own

How should we equip students with the skills and the resources necessary to control their scholarly and creative production, at Hunter and beyond? The “Domain of One’s Own” movement suggests that students be provided a domain name as part of their undergraduate coursework, and use this space to consolidate and present their academic, artistic, and personal content. In recent years, the Domain of One’s Own concept has been adopted by a variety of programs and courses, across an array of disciplines. In this ACERT Event Capsule, Jonathan Bohm (Sociology, NBUniversal), Alicia Peaker (Bryn Mawr College), and Beth Seltzer (Bryn Mawr College) discuss their implementation of this approach.
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ACERT Connections | December 13, 2018

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ACERT “Lightning Talks” Recap

For the final Lunchtime Seminar of the semester, ACERT invited a roster of familiar faces to share lightning talks – no more than 4 minutes, no more than 3 slides – with other seminar regulars and visitors. The event was a hit; before the talks were over, there were calls for more events of a similar kind.
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Event Capsules | November 6, 2018

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ACERT Event Capsule – Bringing the Museum into the World Language Classroom

In this Event Capsule, Kelly Paciaroni, Monica Calabritto, and Julie Van Peteghem discuss "Bringing the Museum into the World Language Classroom," a workshop held on October 19th, 2018, where they showcased strategies to integrate art and poetry into the world language curriculum in grades 7-16 and beyond. The event featured presentations, a live teaching demonstration featuring high school students, and interactive breakout sessions.
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News and Announcements | November 2, 2018

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Microaggression Workshop

Have you ever had someone make a comment that left you feeling uncomfortable about your identity? Microaggressions are an unfortunate part of the daily lives of many. Without recognizing and addressing them, personal and professional performance can suffer. This conversation will discuss microaggressions, how to recognize and address them while still performing at your best level.
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Event Capsules | October 30, 2018

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ACERT Event Capsule – Participatory Pedagogy and Connecting Classrooms to Student Backgrounds

In this Event Capsule, Gustavo Jiménez, Christina Katopodis, Kahdeidra Monét Martin, and Siqi Tu discuss their October 11th, 2018 Lunchtime Seminar, in which they demonstrated student-centered activities and then provided opportunities for seminar participants to try out the activities themselves.
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News and Announcements | October 25, 2018

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Register as a presenter for “Small Teaching Part II: Lightning Talks on Teaching and Learning”

For the final Lunchtime Seminar of the fall semester on November 1st, 12-2pm, ACERT invites volunteers to present short "lightning talks" on any aspect of their teaching and learning. The topic for presentations is open, and presenters are encouraged to talk about anything that they feel will be interesting to the ACERT community.
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News and Announcements | October 24, 2018

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CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative “lightning talks” event: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

CUNYs Digital Humanities Initiative is hosting its annual “lightning talks” event in a few weeks. I’ve participated in this event a couple of times in the past. As a presenter, it offers a friendly audience of CUNY colleagues and requires minimal prep (a “lightning talk” is a roughly three-minute precis of a project with maximum three slides). As a spectator, it offers a breathtaking array of work from colleagues across the CUNYverse representing a diverse range of disciplines and approaches. Pedagogical projects are warmly welcomed. The deadline is November 6th to apply as a presenter.
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