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Fall 2011 Schedule

Tech Thursdays take place in the Charlotte Frank Classroom, 1203 Hunter East, 12 pm - 2pm. 
Please RSVP to no later than noon on the Tuesday before the event. 
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Date Topic Presenters
Sept 22
Developing online and hybrid courses
Examples of quality approaches to taking a course fully or partially online, using Blackboard, video, interactivity, podcasts and other techniques.
David Keepnews
Ines Miyares
Oct 6
Online tools for collaboration, writing, and discussion
Using Google Sites, Google Docs, and other online group technologies to enhance teaching and learning.
Concetta Ceriello
Benjamin Miller
Oct 13
Using eTexts and online resources for teaching
Hunter professors from a variety of departments discuss how they have integrated quality online resources, including publisher-supplied texts.
Chris Braun & Peter Serrano
Kelle Cruz & Yonatan Abranyos
Dan Margocsy & Rick Belsky


Oct 20 Round table: Mobile devices for teaching and learning
Faculty will give brief demonstrations of mobile apps that they find useful, followed by a general discussion about the implications of mobile devices for teaching and learning.
Danielle Becker
Allan Frei
Elaine Gale
(Special Education)
Siochain Hughes
Dennis Robbins
(Curriculum & Teaching)
Oct 27 How do you represent yourself online? Creating a professional web presence
Having an online presence can be a critical component of sharing your professional credentials and interests with others.  In this session, Hunter faculty and students talk about why they created an online presence, what information they include, and what tools they use.  We will also discuss how faculty can help students develop their online presence.

Síocháin Hughes + students
Melissa Schieble
(Curriculum & Teaching)
John Toth
(Curriculum & Teaching)
Nov 3 Building student research and writing skills: Collaborations with library faculty
We will discuss two examples of ways that library faculty work with classes in different departments to build student research and writing skills.  Lauren Yannotta and Vanessa Baish have developed a joint ePortfolio for students in the block program who are taking English 120 and Library 100.  Jonathan Cain worked with Veronica Gregg (APRLS) to create a research tool and research support tutorials. Students in the class created a research journal, which helps them simultaneously learn and apply what they learned to the search process.
Vanessa Baish  (English)
Lauren Yannotta  (Library)

Jonathan Cain (Library)
Nov 10 Integrative learning through ePortfolios
ePortfolios are one way to demonstrate that students have met professional standards and can also be used to help students make connections between work done in different courses and internships/fieldwork experiences.  Yang Hu and Marcia Knoll will discuss how they are making use of ePortfolios in two programs in Curriculum and Teaching.  We will discuss using ePortfolios for both formative and summative assessment, supporting student reflection, and developing a community of learners around ePortfolios.
Yang Hu
(Curriculum & Teaching)
Marcia Knoll
(Curriculum & Teaching)
Nov 17 Pedagogical innovations: How do you know if they're working?
How do you know what impact new technologies have on teaching and learning? In this session, we'll explore different ways of approaching this question, including student surveys, comparative studies, and innovative ways of assessing student work. Bring your questions and suggestions.
Kenya Beard
Kenny Kwong
(Social Work)
Robert Thompson & Scott Gentile

Dec 1 Video for teaching and learning

Christa Acampora
Jessica Rothman
Debbie Sonu
(Curriculum & Teaching)

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