Archive | Online writing and reflection


Event Capsules, Teaching Tips, Tool Talk | August 13, 2021


The ACERT and Center for Online Learning Resources and Tool Kit

A selection of recent resources created by ACERT and the Center for Online Learning for your online, hybrid, or in-person classes.
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News and Announcements | October 4, 2018


Small Teaching and

Introduced at the Lunchtime Seminar on October 2nd, during the fall 2018 seminar series, ACERT will be trying out a new online discussion activity. We invite all Hunter faculty, staff, and administrators to read, comment, and try out activities described in James Lang’s blog posts on the Chronicle of Higher Education’s website. We will be using and its annotation extension to highlight and comment on any aspect of the blog posts.
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Event Capsules, Teaching Hacks | October 2, 2018


ACERT Teaching Hack – Social Annotation with

In this ACERT Teaching Hack, Jeff Allred (English) discusses using 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
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New Ways To Write, Publish, and Collaborate

Oct 4, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE Lunchtime Seminars
New Ways To Write, Publish, and Collaborate
Presenter(s): Mason Brown (Libraries), Sarah Chinn (English), Anne Donlon (Modern Language Association), Jennifer Samson (Special Education)

In this Lunchtime Seminar, we will hear from Anne Donlon who will discuss open access and the future of faculty publications and collaborations. Next, Jennifer Samson will present resources found on the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) and ways in which faculty can use the NCFDD programs to collaborate. Sarah Chinn will discuss her work as an editor for the journal Radical Teacher and their decision to move from a print to a web-based, open-access format. Finally, Mason Brown will introduce the web platform CUNY Academic Works that allows researchers an open-access space to publish and promote their work to a wide audience. [Details...]
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Writing for the Web: Student Activities that Communicate Research to a Wider Audience

Oct 3, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE Lunchtime Seminars
Writing for the Web: Student Activities that Communicate Research to a Wider Audience
Presenter(s): María Hernández-Ojeda (Romance Languages), Julie Hecht (Grad Center), Jack Kenigsberg (English)

Many of our students will graduate to careers that involve writing for and communicating with online audiences. This panel will present classroom activities and pedagogical projects that help students learn to shape their writing towards a wider audience than the instructor or classroom setting. [Details...]
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What We’re Reading | January 12, 2017


Hillary Clinton and beyond

Professor Wendy Hayden's (English) rhetoric course, Hillary Clinton and Beyond, explored rhetoric in the context of the recent election. The course experimented with a crowdsourced syllabus in which Wendy chose the readings for the first four classes of the semester and then turned the syllabus over to the students. By the end of the semester, her course uncovered answers to some of the guiding questions about Clinton and the power of rhetoric.
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Teaching Tips | December 8, 2016


Teaching fails

During an ACERT Lunchtime Seminar, Laura W. Kane and Sarah Ruth Jacobs introduced the aims and editorial guidelines of the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, which is a collaborative effort between 23 faculty members, graduate students, and academic staff at CUNY and other institutions.
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