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Spring 2012 Schedule

Where: Charlotte Frank Classroom, 1203 Hunter East
When: Thursdays, 12 pm - 2pm. 
RSVP: to no later than noon on the Tuesday before the event.

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Feb 9
Using ePortfolios to enhance students' cultural and linguistic awareness
Lisa Anderson and Aine Zimmerman will demonstrate how ePortfolios can help to develop students¹ cultural and linguistic awareness. We will discuss:

  • how ePortfolios can prompt students to reflect on the language they encounter and use, and to articulate the challenges they face in the learning process.
  • how including revision and reflection in ePortfolios enables students to track both their progress and their changing perceptions.
  • how multimedia reflections and event creation in the ePortfolio can engage students in ways that paper portfolios do not.
Lisa Anderson
Aine Zimmerman
Feb 16
Teaching hybrid courses: Lessons learned
In this panel discussion, faculty who participated in CUNY's Hybrid Initiative will talk about what works and what doesn't, share student feedback about their newly hybridized courses, and discuss future directions for their courses.
Jack Caravanos and Lynn Roberts
(Public Health)
Chris Braun and Peter Serrano
Randye Rutberg
Daniel Margócsy
Feb 23
Alternative ways of sharing course materials and interacting with students
Faculty discuss how they have used tools such as Facebook, Google Sites, and WebAssign as supplements or alternatives to Blackboard and will share data about how their students use these tools.
Laura Baecher
(Curriculum & Teaching)
Kelle Cruz
Dana Sylvan
(Mathematics and Statistics)
Mar 1
Online tools for group projects
We will discuss how students can use tools such as Google Sites and Google Maps for collaborative class projects.
Marianna Pavlovskaya
Christine Rosalia
(Curriculum & Teaching)
Devon Turner
Mar 8
Peer assessment and peer review
Faculty will discuss how students participate in peer review -  analyzing and evaluating each other's work.  We will see how tools such as clickers, peer-review web sites (SWORD), and online surveys can support the peer review process.  Presenters will also discuss how peer review provides students with additional information for self-evaluation.
Manuel C. Co Jr. 
Daniel Margócsy
Karen Phillips

Mar 15
Images and video
How can careful and creative use of images and video provoke thinking and deeper learning? We will learn how faculty are using images and video in their classes and will see a demonstration of ArtStor, a tool that can be used to identify and locate images that support this kind of teaching.
Terrie Epstein
(Curriculum & Teaching)
David Foster
Mark Halling
Steve Kowalik
Mar 22
Copyright in the digital age
How do you decide which materials you can copy and distribute to your students or colleagues? What does the law say? How can you get assistance? CUNY's Associate General Counsel will discuss some case studies and answer your questions about copyright.
Jane Davis
(Associate General Counsel, CUNY)
Mar 29
Podcasting: Authoring your own mobile multimedia learning materials
Demonstrations of podcasts created by Hunter College faculty: why they made them, how they made them, and how they use them. This session will include a demonstration of how to author your own podcasts.
Chris Braun
Ellen Trief

(Special Education)
Apr 19
eBooks,ePubs, and iBooks: What's possible?
A look at the new breed of digital textbooks: how they work, what they can do, and their costs and benefits. This session will include a demonstration of how to author your own eBooks.
Maria Cornelio
(Romance Languages)
Apr 26
Blackboard 9.1: What's new?
Find out what to expect from the upcoming upgrade to Hunter's Blackboard system. ICIT staff will give an overview of the new system and faculty members who have been working with the new system will share their experiences.  During the second part of the session, we will spend time working hands-on with Blackboard 9.  Please bring a laptop if you have one.
Roberta Kilkenny
Franklin Steen
(Mathematics and ICIT)