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Faculty
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jean amaral
Title
associate professor + open knowledge librarian
Pronouns
she, her, hers
Office Location
S410D
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Department
Library

Courses

PSY 240 | Developmental Psychology | Course Hub

PSY 240 | Developmental Psychology | Course Hub

A collection of open teaching and learning materials curated by BMCC faculty

CRT 100 | Critical Thinking | Course Hub

CRT 100 | Critical Thinking | Course Hub

Do you teach Critical Thinking without a textbook? Or do you teach Critical Thinking and currently use a textbook but would like to switch to Open Educational Resources? Either way, this site is for you. This website was created as an OER (Open Educational Resource) for the Borough of Manhattan Community College’s CRT 100: Critical Thinking course. Although CRT 100 instructors are free to select any topics and instructional materials, they should prioritize teaching the skills listed in the student learning outcomes. Accordingly, the content of this course hub has been divided into suggested “topics.” Each topic has a dedicated page with multiple posts, which include assignments, activities, PowerPoints, and other relevant materials. The “essays” section includes essay assignments and relevant resources. The “resources” section provides external links to other materials. For contributions to the site, go to “contribute.” Thank you to all Academic Literacy and Linguistics faculty who’ve already contributed materials to this site. This site is part of a broader effort to encourage openness and collaboration among instructors. This site is administered by Prof. Ewa Barnes, Lecturer at the Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Academic Literacy and Linguistics Department. Feel free to contact me with any resources, comments and questions at ebarnes@bmcc.cuny.edu.

MES 152 | Introduction to Contemporary Media | Course Hub

MES 152 | Introduction to Contemporary Media | Course Hub

MES 152 course resources

CRT 250: Critical Data Literacy Course Hub

CRT 250: Critical Data Literacy Course Hub

Critical Data Literacy is a course designed to help students acquire higher-level inductive reasoning skills. Students will develop understanding of various ways to model practical problems using statistical and probabilistic reasoning. The course will focus on foundational methods of critical reasoning under uncertainty and will aim at helping students understand the philosophical and conceptual background of the effort to draw appropriate conclusions on the basis of partial information. It will explore the relationship between truth and data, helping students understand the philosophical underpinnings of concepts such as probability, certainty, conjecture, inference, and data-based reasoning. The course will also explore the main challenges of inductive thinking and help students recognize fallacies in data interpretation. Prerequisite: Any 100-level CRT or PHI course

ART 106 | Modern and Contemporary Art | Course Hub

ART 106 | Modern and Contemporary Art | Course Hub

A course hub for faculty teaching Modern and Contemporary Art. Department course description: “This introduction to Modern and Contemporary art history includes the study of painting, sculpture, architecture and other media by surveying the development and evolution of artistic styles using a global approach. Emphasis will be placed on groundbreaking artistic movements in context of their historical framework. Students will learn the importance of innovative practices, techniques, and new avenues of exploration, by understanding the socio-political and cultural events that influenced artists to create groundbreaking works, which have led the way to Contemporary Art.”

Communities

Open Education Seminars | Summer 2024

Open Education Seminars | Summer 2024

A virtual learning community for faculty who are participating in summer 2024 OER/ZTC Course Redesign or Open Pedagogy Assignments. (image credit: “Robin Bird Nature” by BiancaVanDijk is free to use under Pixabay license)

BMCC News Black Panthers

BMCC News Black Panthers

BMCC Students Report on College and Student Life

BMCC Open Knowledge Commons

BMCC Open Knowledge Commons

The Open Knowledge Commons brings together faculty, staff, and students committed to knowledge as a public good and creating spaces for the BMCC community to share our knowledge with the world.

Open Education Seminars | Test

Open Education Seminars | Test

A virtual learning community for faculty who are participating in June 2023 OER/ZTC Course Redesign or Open Pedagogy Assignments. (image credit: “Robin Bird Nature” by BiancaVanDijk is free to use under Pixabay license)

Open Education Seminars | Summer 2023

Open Education Seminars | Summer 2023

A virtual learning community for faculty who are participating in June 2023 OER/ZTC Course Redesign or Open Pedagogy Assignments. (image credit: “Robin Bird Nature” by BiancaVanDijk is free to use under Pixabay license)

Projects

College Fluency Capacity Building

College Fluency Capacity Building

College Fluency Capacity Building: Empowering Librarians to Support Students Navigating College is an IMLS-funded research project running from August 2022 to January 2025. See our project site for more information.

Open Educational Resources at BMCC

Open Educational Resources at BMCC

This project and site are a resource for faculty interested in redesigning their courses with open educational resources (OER) and other no-cost materials, including library resources. (image credit: Viktor Forgacs on Unsplash)

Teach On!

Teach On!

A space for faculty to share ideas about how to support student learning during the transition to distance learning for the remainder of Spring 2020. Please request to join if you are faculty at BMCC. Click on “Visit Project Site” in the upper right to access BMCC’s Course Continuity Resources website.

Student museum projects MAT 150.5 Spring 2024 with Dr. Aradhana Kumari

Student museum projects MAT 150.5 Spring 2024 with Dr. Aradhana Kumari

This website is for the math museum projects for students enrolled in MAT 150.5 Spring 2024 with Dr. Aradhana Kumari. These projects will be visible to the public once they are completed.

BMCC Academic Leaves

BMCC Academic Leaves

A space for faculty to share information about the projects they worked on while on academic leave. Contact Greer McPhaden for information about how to submit your project. If you join this group, you will receive email notifications when new projects are submitted.