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Revamping EdTech: Branding Educational Technology at Hostos Community College Carlos Guevara, Coordinator of EdTech George Rosa, Instructional Design Specialist.

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1 Revamping EdTech: Branding Educational Technology at Hostos Community College Carlos Guevara, Coordinator of EdTech George Rosa, Instructional Design Specialist

2 Overview Background Rebranding Faculty Development Initiatives Outreach Faculty & Student Support

3 Background Perception about instructional technology Technical support vs instructional design support Information Technology (IT) vs Instructional Technology (OIT) Separation of instructional designers from the OIT vision Minimal faculty participation in professional development activities Inadequate facilities

4 Rebranding Identity Building strong relationships & partnerships with faculty Building a solid resource infrastructure Innovative facilities to promote collaboration Restructuring of the Committee on Academic Computing (CAC) to the Educational Technology Leadership Council (ETLC) Connecting pedagogy & instructional design

5 Rebranding Mission BEFORE: The Office of Educational Technology (EdTech, formerly OIT) provides the physical environment where a team of support staff and mentors can work on a one-to-one basis with the faculty on the design, implementation and use of technology in the curriculum. AFTER: The Office of Educational Technology (EdTech) develops, implements, supports, and promotes innovative integration of technology into teaching and learning by empowering faculty, serving students, and creating a supportive environment for all types of learners.

6 Rebranding

7 Faculty Development Faculty Training Online and face-to-face workshops Tutorials: video & handouts Topics in educational technology: Blackboard, Web 2.0, podcasting, lecture capturing, clickers, blended/hybrid & asynchronous learning, ePortfolios, social media, mobile media, smart board… Faculty Learning Commons Collaborative space

8 Initiatives Hybrid Institute Hostos Social Network Rich Media Management Platform Other important initiatives

9 Initiatives Hybrid Initiative Part of a CUNY-wide initiative to increase the number of hybrid (33 – 67% online) course offerings at campuses started in Spring 2010 Program participants develop a hybrid course section, under the guidance of a mentor (current Hybrid course instructor) and EdTech staff members Participants attend a series of required workshops ETLC members review the courses using the Hybrid Designation checklist developed by the ETLC and approved by the Office of Academic Affairs ETLC Approved course sections are offered the following semester Participants and mentors are paid a stipend

10 Initiatives Hybrid Initiative Results: 100% success rate All five Fall 2011 participants are teaching their Hybrid sections in Spring new participants are currently developing their hybrid courses Spring 2012: 32 Hybrid course sections offered Spring 2010: 12 Hybrid course sections offered Breaking through to formerly resistant disciplines Example: Anatomy and Physiology and other sciences

11 Initiatives Hostos Social Network Membership open to Hostos Community EdTech site ETCL site Media Center Media Server access Interest Groups Blogs Surveys

12 Initiatives Hostos Social Network Samples:

13 Initiatives Other important initiatives: Tech Resource Reservation System Student & Faculty Workshop Systems Mobile Apps for Math & Nursing Student Reward Points Program General Education Mapping Tool Tutoring Management System Compass Math Review Sites

14 Outreach Cross-Divisional Collaboration Closely working with the Center for Teaching & Learning, Educational Technology Leadership Council, and the Information Learning Commons Committee Actively participate in Special Interest Groups (SIGs): ePortfolio Implementation Committee, Online Facilitators Group Active participant in CUNY-wide committees

15 Outreach Innovations Newsletter Innovations Blog

16 Outreach Annual Education Technology Showcase Guest Speakers Faculty Presentations Roundtables

17 Faculty & Student Support Premium Customer Service One-to-one support Going the extra mile Aware of pedagogical as well as technical issues in teaching & learning Student training in technology EdTech Design Interns Expand support to faculty & students

18 PinPoint Time PinPoint Players: Tweet out questions, concerns, or complements about this session. Dont forget to include #INN12

19 Questions Contact information George Rosa - Carlos Guevara –


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