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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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Teaching on the CUNY Academic Commons

Wednesday
Jan 9, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
C105 HN Guided Explorations
Teaching on the CUNY Academic Commons
Presenter(s): Jeff Allred (English), Julie Van Peteghem (Romance Languages)

The CUNY Academic Commons has become a robust and flexible platform: a place for discussion, faculty collaboration, professional networking, private and public writing, communicating with your students, and storing your course materials. In recent semesters, some CUNY instructors have begun using the Commons as the learning management system (LMS) in their courses as an open education alternative to Blackboard. If you’re interested in hosting your course on the Commons next semester or simply want to learn more about the platform, please join us for an initial 2-hour guided exploration on Wednesday, January 9, 12-2pm. [Details...]
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Creating, Utilizing, and Assessing OER Materials and Courseware

Thursday
Jan 17, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
C105 HN Teaching Scholarship Circles
Creating, Utilizing, and Assessing OER Materials and Courseware
Presenter(s): Joel Bloom (Hunter College Director of Assessment), Scott Gentile (Hunter College Mathematics and Statistics Assessment Coordinator)

ACERT invites faculty interested in Open Educational Resources and Cost Reduction to a Teaching Scholarship Circle on Creating, Utilizing, and Assessing OER materials and courseware. We will share experiences and ideas from leaders in learning innovation, librarians, and faculty in various fields. We’ll also explore tools for creating and sharing your own open materials as well as free and low-cost course management systems, how to use existing material to reduce course costs, and how to assess the effect this has on student learning. Faculty with any level of experience are welcome. [Details...]
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Creating, Utilizing, and Assessing OER Materials and Courseware

Tuesday
Jan 15, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
C105 HN Teaching Scholarship Circles
Creating, Utilizing, and Assessing OER Materials and Courseware
Presenter(s): Matthew Gold (CUNY Graduate Center), Janette Klein (Biological Sciences), Michael Guy (CUNY Interim University Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies), Charles Tien (Political Science)

ACERT invites faculty interested in Open Educational Resources and Cost Reduction to a Teaching Scholarship Circle on Creating, Utilizing, and Assessing OER materials and courseware. We will share experiences and ideas from leaders in learning innovation, librarians, and faculty in various fields. We’ll also explore tools for creating and sharing your own open materials as well as free and low-cost course management systems, how to use existing material to reduce course costs, and how to assess the effect this has on student learning. Faculty with any level of experience are welcome. [Details...]
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Creating, Utilizing, and Assessing OER Materials and Courseware

Tuesday
Jan 8, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE Teaching Scholarship Circles
Creating, Utilizing, and Assessing OER Materials and Courseware
Presenter(s): Ann Fiddler (CUNY Open Education Librarian), Alexandra Gil (Hunter College Library), Andrew McKinney (CUNY OER Coordinator), Mari Watanabe (CUNY Director of Undergraduate Education Initiatives and Research)

ACERT invites faculty interested in Open Educational Resources and Cost Reduction to a Teaching Scholarship Circle on Creating, Utilizing, and Assessing OER materials and courseware. We will share experiences and ideas from leaders in learning innovation, librarians, and faculty in various fields. We’ll also explore tools for creating and sharing your own open materials as well as free and low-cost course management systems, how to use existing material to reduce course costs, and how to assess the effect this has on student learning. Faculty with any level of experience are welcome. [Details...]
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Creating, Utilizing, and Assessing OER Materials and Courseware

Monday
Jan 8, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE Teaching Scholarship Circles
Creating, Utilizing, and Assessing OER Materials and Courseware
Presenter(s): Ann Fiddler (CUNY Open Education Librarian); Scott Gentile (Mathematics and Statistics); Alexandra Gil (Hunter College Library); Matthew Gold (CUNY Graduate Center); Tatyana Khodorovskiy (Mathematics and Statistics); Janette Klein (Biological Sciences); Andrew McKinney (CUNY Open Education); Jamison Miller (Lumen Learning); Charles Tien (Political Science); Mari Watanabe (Undergraduate Education Initiatives and Research); Aine Zimmerman (German)

ACERT invites faculty interested in Open Educational Resources and Cost Reduction to a Teaching Scholarship Circle on Creating, Utilizing, and Assessing OER materials and courseware. We will share experiences and ideas from leaders in learning innovation, librarians, and faculty in various fields. We’ll also explore tools for creating and sharing your own open materials as well as free and low-cost course management systems, how to use existing material to reduce course costs, and how to assess the effect this has on student learning. [Details...]
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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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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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Event Capsules, Teaching Hacks | October 2, 2018

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ACERT Teaching Hack – Social Annotation with Hypothes.is

In this ACERT Teaching Hack, Jeff Allred (English) discusses using Hypothes.is to encourage students to "annotate socially," and engage more rigorously with assigned texts. First, he provides an overview about the software and how students can benefit from its application in the classroom. Then, Jeff shows walks us through a practical, hands-on segment highlighting some features of Hypothes.is.
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