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News and Announcements | July 1, 2020

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Week-Zero Camp

In this adaptation of module-making camp, participants will build an orientation or welcome module for their students. With these “week-zero” materials and activities, students can learn course information or begin to introduce themselves to each other and the instructor before …

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News and Announcements | April 26, 2020

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Online Course Design Workshops

As you prepare to design and teach your summer course online, we are here to help you. Join us for one of four week-long course design workshops. Each workshop consists of a series of presentations related to different aspects of online teaching and learning. These workshops focus on course development and implementation. For support for Blackboard tools, consider attending workshops offered by the Technology Resource Center. There will be three presentations every morning and three time slots in the afternoon for you to sign up to work with a staff member individually. Choose the presentations that interest you and attend as many as your schedule allows. The presentations will repeat over the four weeks, so you can repeat or attend a presentation at a later date.
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Teaching Tips | March 31, 2020

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Best Practices In Online Teaching

The COVID crisis has created an “emergency” online teaching situation for faculty. This post contains insights gained by Gina Riley (SOE) in her many years teaching online courses and by Shiao-Chuan Kung (Center for Online Learning) in her many years helping Hunter professors design online courses. 
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Event Capsules | December 6, 2019

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Emotion, affect, and community building in the CUNY classroom

This seminar tried to bridge the gap between pedagogical practices at CUNY and the theory of emotions and affect. Sarah Benesch, Professor Emerita at the College of Staten Island, started off with a brainstorm activity, asking “what words do we associate with emotions?” Various replies gave her the opportunity to introduce the different approaches to emotions that are currently in fashion: universalistic, cognitive, and discursive – the one which she embraces.
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