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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

CRT 100-1002 Critical Thinking/ Prof. Barnes/ Fall 2021

CRT 100-1002 Critical Thinking/ Prof. Barnes/ Fall 2021

Critical Thinking (Same as CRT 100) is designed to develop the mind and help students learn to think clearly and effectively. Through substantive readings, structured writing assignments and ongoing discussions, students will examine concrete examples from their own experience and readings and contemporary issues in the media to learn how to analyze issues, solve problems, and make informed decisions in their academic, professional, and personal lives.

ACR 150/ Literacy in American Society/ Prof. Barnes/ Fall 2021

ACR 150/ Literacy in American Society/ Prof. Barnes/ Fall 2021

What is your definition of literacy? Literacy in American Society asks students to investigate the varieties of literacy behaviors in American society as sociocultural phenomena. Students will be exposed to the research of major scholars in the interdisciplinary field of literacy research (e.g., New Literacy Studies) as a means of considering the role literacy and literacy behavior plays, both historically and in a contemporary context, in a diverse American society. Students will analyze the various definitions of literacy and track the development of multiple literacies in American society, specifically studying the transmission of literacy as a cultural value, particularly in oppressed communities. The course will provide the students with the opportunity to analyze and reflect on their personal relationship with literacy and opportunities for upward mobility in a stratified United States.

Art 104 | Survey of Art History II | Course Hub

Art 104 | Survey of Art History II | Course Hub

Course Hub for Art 104 (Survey of Art History II)

CRT 100-053W/ Critical Thinking 100/ Prof. Barnes/ Fall ’21

CRT 100-053W/ Critical Thinking 100/ Prof. Barnes/ Fall ’21

Critical Thinking (Same as CRT 100) is designed to develop the mind and help students learn to think clearly and effectively. Through substantive readings, structured writing assignments and ongoing discussions, students will examine concrete examples from their own experience and readings and contemporary issues in the media to learn how to analyze issues, solve problems, and make informed decisions in their academic, professional, and personal lives.

MMP 270: Introduction to Video Game Design Fall 2021

MMP 270: Introduction to Video Game Design Fall 2021

Nintendo gamepad drawing by Owen Roberts

Communities

MEA Faculty and Staff

MEA Faculty and Staff

This project is for planning and administration of the Media Arts and Technology Department. It is an internal project and has information and resources for the faculty and staff. Please ask to join if you teach in or work with the department. If you are a student or looking for the externally facing department site visit the Media Arts and Technology Department project.

BMCC Voices

BMCC Voices

A space for the BMCC community to share audio and podcasts created by students, staff, and faculty.

Resilient Teaching Resources

Resilient Teaching Resources

A community space for resilient teachers at BMCC.

Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab | Summer 2021

Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab | Summer 2021

A virtual seminar for faculty who applied and were accepted to participate in June 2021. (Image credit: “Teaching Open Source Practices, Version 4.0” by opensource.com is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0)

OER/ZTC Course Redesign Seminar | Summer 2021

OER/ZTC Course Redesign Seminar | Summer 2021

A virtual seminar for faculty who applied and were selected to participate in June 2021 OER/ZTC Course Redesign Seminar.

Projects

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.

Interactive Lessons of Critical Issues in Justice: OER Creation Project | BMCC Criminal Justice Prog

Interactive Lessons of Critical Issues in Justice: OER Creation Project | BMCC Criminal Justice Prog

The BMCC Criminal Justice Program has approximately 2,500 students majoring in the discipline. Criminal justice majors are required to complete the course, Criminal Justice and the Urban Community, CRJ 204, to earn the Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree. Historically, the CRJ Program offered on average seven (7) sections designated as OER/Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC). Approximately 27 sections of CRJ 204 are offered, annually (Spring-15, Summer-3, Fall-9). On average, 400 students enroll in these sections each semester and more than 800 students per academic year. CRJ 204 students apply the culmination of their learning, knowledge, and skills from their social science courses by critically analyzing complex, yet culturally relevant, social issues and conduct an original research study. To note, the interactive lessons inclusive of the proposed project are appropriate for implementation in other CRJ and social science courses.

From Pandemic to Protest: We Remember in Virtual Reality

From Pandemic to Protest: We Remember in Virtual Reality

BMCC Students Commemorate with Augmented Reality Monuments

MAT 301/302 Socratic Inquiry Style IBL OER

MAT 301/302 Socratic Inquiry Style IBL OER

Open Educational Resource (OER) providing Zero Textbook Costs (ZTC) materials to Calculus students

Science Open Educational Resources

Science Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (curated by BMCC faculty) for Biology and Physics