The final meeting of the Spring 2018 CTL Hybridization Seminar Faculty Fellows will feature a showcase of their work. Want to see how other faculty have approached adapting their course to the hybrid format? Interested in applying for a future CTL Hybridization Seminar and want to see first hand what it’s like? Then please come… Read More CTL Hybridization Seminar and Showcase: Our Fourth Meeting
The topic of the second cohort meeting is “Why OER?” In session two we will discuss the pedagogical value of using OER instead of textbooks, and also how the openness of OER creates a different relationship to education than zero cost. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about other faculty’s experience of the OER… Read More Spring OER Initiative Seminar: Workshop II
The topic of the first cohort meeting is “What are OER?” In this session we will introduce attendees to and differentiate between OER and zero cost materials. We will focus on OER specifically as an opportunity to revisit pedagogical approaches, raise student information literacy, introduce a wider variety of course materials, and embrace interdisciplinarity.… Read More Spring OER Initiative Seminar: Workshop I
It’s likely that most of the people reading this post have used or heard of clickers: in-class polling systems that allow instructors to gauge student knowledge, understanding, or interest in a topic. Whether you use Poll Everywhere, Turning Point, the student-generated Cliqur system, or something else, this technology can be handy for facilitating student-centered, active… Read More Checking student understanding with Plickers
Do you have a course blog and want to explore ways to improve its functionality and/or appearance? Join the CTL staff Thursday, September 8 at the Computer Lab in NVC 11-115 to further develop your own blog. To see more details and RSVP, click here. Minimal – extensive experience levels welcome.
Here at the CTL, we run git as our version control system to patch and update the Blogs@Baruch code. Currently our workflow process is fairly linear: there is an update to a plugin or theme, a new theme needs to be deployed, a patch needs to be applied. It gets added to the codebase and… Read More CTL git workflow
Brief Overview of Heat Maps If you’ve ever checked the weather or followed an election on television, you’re probably familiar with a specific form of data visualization known as a heat map. Heat maps—graphical representations of data in which a spectrum of colors is used to represent the values of individual data points in a… Read More Creating Basic Heat Maps with Microsoft Excel