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jean amaral
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associate professor + open knowledge librarian
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she, her, hers
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S410D
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Library

Courses

ECE 110 Seminar | Psychological Foundations of Early Development & Education | Course Hub

ECE 110 Seminar | Psychological Foundations of Early Development & Education | Course Hub

This is the course hub for materials for ECE 110-Seminar; Psychological Foundations of Early Development and Education — Seminar

ACR 150/ Literacy in American Society – 0501/ Spring 2022

ACR 150/ Literacy in American Society – 0501/ Spring 2022

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.

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.

ART 102 | Survey of Art History I | Course Hub

ART 102 | Survey of Art History I | Course Hub

Course Hub for Instructors Teaching ART 102

SPE 100 | Fundamentals of Public Speaking | Course Hub

SPE 100 | Fundamentals of Public Speaking | Course Hub

Speech 100 is a required course for most BMCC students, the aim of the course is to develop effective skills in speech communication. This course hub was developed as an OER (Open Educational Resource) for faculty to utilize in the hopes that by offering a central resource and an open place where colleagues could collaborate, we could increase access to higher education and cultivate a community of democracy and diversity. We all know the tremendous benefits that using OER (Open Educational Resources) provide to our students. At BMCC alone it is estimated that students have saved $6 million! Besides the obvious financial benefit to our students, using OER materials has contributed to a culture of equity on campus by providing access to information. It is our hope that beyond the financial incentives, faculty can work together and use OER to pursue Open Pedagogy. According to DeRosa and Jhangiani, open pedagogy is “a site of praxis, a place where theories about learning, teaching, technology, and social justice enter into a conversation with each other and inform the development of educational practices and structures.” Using Open Pedagogy will allow us “to build a more empowering, collaborative, and just architecture for learning.” By embracing OER we are reimagining our vision of higher education and recognizing that we can transform our pedagogy to be learner-centered and thus much more beneficial and accessible to our students.

Communities

Open Pedagogy Assignments | Winter 2022

Open Pedagogy Assignments | Winter 2022

A virtual seminar for faculty who applied and were accepted to participate in January 2022 Open Pedagogy Assignments Seminar. (Image credit: Photo by Viktor Forgacs on Unsplash)

OER/ZTC Course Redesign Seminar | Winter 2022

OER/ZTC Course Redesign Seminar | Winter 2022

A virtual seminar for faculty who applied and were selected to participate in January 2022 OER/ZTC Course Redesign Seminar.

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.

Academic Literacy and Linguistics Faculty Community

Academic Literacy and Linguistics Faculty Community

Academic Literacy and Linguistics Faculty Community. Teaching materials and resources will soon be available here.

BMCC ESL LAB

BMCC ESL LAB

BMCC ESL LAB Home Welcome! The ESL Lab at BMCC is located in Room S510J in the Learning Resource Center (S510). The Department of Academic Literacy and Linguistics oversees the lab. The ESL Lab offers tutoring for all ESL courses at all levels (ESL 49/54, ESL 94, ESL 95), walk-in tutoring and conversation groups, English writing and grammar software, a lending library of books in English, and the lab has audio books and CDs/DVDs to assist students in improving their English speaking and listening skills.ESL students may use the computers in the lab to do research for their writing projects, and print out their essays.

Projects

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.

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.

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