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Video Production for Online Teaching

Developed by Mike Mena, The Publics Lab This workshop, courtesy of the PublicsLab at the Graduate Center, offers three videos: a “crash course” approach to audio/video production; a primer on “Camera Angles and Lighting Techniques” and  “Advanced Audio Methods & Pedagogy.” “The Crash Course” Are you “really bad” at this? What do our ideologies about media tell us about ourselves? Tips on creating a talking-head background Edit a lecture on iMovie (or any other program) Constructing an onscreen personality: “Personality Work”   “Camera Angles and Lighting Techniques” The importance of camera angles Designing you backgrounds (advanced lighting techniques) Your background …

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Using Online Polls to Promote Active Learning and Student Engagement

Developed by Fernanda Blanco Vidal fblancovidal@gradcenter.cuny.edu             “Technology doesn’t inherently improve learning; it merely makes possible effective pedagogy, and only when it is consonant with an instructor’s educational philosophy and beliefs and reinforced by other components of the total course” (Beatty, 2004, p. 08)    Have you ever introduced a new concept in your classroom and asked the students what they think about it, but they have remained quiet? Or have you assigned an excellent reading that you’re sure will promote interesting discussions, but your students don’t connect with the content? As educators, many of …

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Bridging Lecture and Lab

Developed by John Zayac Description Science courses are typically split between lecture and laboratory instruction. Lecture is used to provide students with foundational, structured knowledge, andlabs allow students to make direct observations and develop specific scientific skills within the discipline. The division between these two experiences is often heightened when the lecture and lab components of the same course have different instructors. In reality, this is an artificial curricular distinction, as in practice most scientific research involves both theoretical and practical components. This workshop will focus on identifying learning objectives that cross the lecture/lab divide, developing assignments that foster students’ …

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