Joanna Thompson’s Profile

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Joanna Thompson
Pronouns
she, they
Office Location
Room S-430A, in the Group Study area. When you enter the Group Study, immediately turn right.
About Me
Joanna is an Adjunct Open Educational Resources Librarian at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and the New York City College of Technology. They are also a student in the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program at the CUNY Graduate Center. They hold an MS in Library and Information Science from Pratt Institute, an MA in Visual and Media Anthropology from the Freie Universitaet Berlin, and a BA in Cultural Anthropology and Art from the University of Louisville.
Twitter
@joaileen_
Department
Library

Courses

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.

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.

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.

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.

CHE121-202L Fundamentals Gen, Org, Bio Chemistry I  Fall 2020

CHE121-202L Fundamentals Gen, Org, Bio Chemistry I Fall 2020

CHE121 is the first term of a two-semester intro chemistry course in sequence that introduces principles and concepts of general, organic and biological chemistry. The laboratory will provide experimental applications of these chemical topics.

Communities

BMCC Reads

BMCC Reads

BMCC Reads – The space for sharing books, reviews, clubs, films and ideas

Open Pedagogy/Word Press Seminar | Summer 2020

Open Pedagogy/Word Press Seminar | Summer 2020

A virtual seminar for faculty who applied and were accepted to participate in June 2020.

Building Community on the OpenLab

Building Community on the OpenLab

A space for anyone at BMCC who would like to use the OpenLab to create and participate in communities, such as student clubs, faculty interest groups, communities of practice, etc. Here you’ll find ideas, resources, and advice to help you make the most of OpenLab. Group image: “Icon-Community@2x” by Vkw.studiogood is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

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.

Projects

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