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Monday, March 31, 2014

Blackboard Mobile Learn App

Did you know that there's an app for Blackboard?   Whether for your iPad, iPhone, Android, Palm, or Blackberry, you can access Fordham's Blackboard Learn system through this app. 

You can find more information here:

Developing Digital Literacies Conference

The Center for Educational Partnerships at Fordham University's Graduate School of Education is sponsoring:

Developing Digital Literacies Conference

Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time: 8:30am - 3:00pm
Location: Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus
Audience: Elementary and secondary school teachers, administrators, counselors, special educators

How do digital tools affect our lives as individuals?  As educators?  How might we use digital tools to engage students in critical and creative thinking?  How can we help students to understand technology as an aid to learning, rather than a distraction from it? Participants will explore these questions and more as they consider the impact of technology on literacy. Featured speakers include Sara Kajder, author of Adolescent Digital Literacies, Troy Hicks, author of Digital Writing Workshop and Crafting Digital Writing, and practicing NYC teachers who will share classroom demonstrations. A special breakout for administrators will focus on policies, practices, and possibilities in developing digital literacies at the school level.

Upon completion, certificates for professional development will be conferred, which can be used towards required PD hours for new teachers.

Payment of $100.00 may be paid by purchase order, check or money order. Your registration will be finalized once your payment has been processed.

To Pre-register, please click on the link below

If you have any questions, please contact Monica Triana
at 212-636-7729 or

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Save the Date: Faculty Technology Day 2014 - Monday, 5/12, LC campus

Faculty Technology Day 2014 will Monday, May 12 this year at the Lincoln Center Campus (12th Floor Lounge). 

More details to follow shortly!

Flipped Classroom Workshop series

The flipped classroom is a major part of current higher ed discussions.  In the Higher Ed Edition of the 2014 NMC Horizon Report, the New Media Consortium identified flipped classrooms as an emerging practice and expects the technology for it to be adopted on a large scale within the next year.  With that in mind, we invite you to a series of workshops on “flipping” your class, which have been developed by Fordham’s Center for Teaching Excellence, the Electronic Information Center, and Faculty Technology Services. 

Any Fordham Faculty member is welcome to attend.  Please feel free to RSVP to any of the events below: 

Practical Application of Flipped Class Techniques

This workshop offers faculty a hands-on learning opportunity for planning class activities that support deeper learning in conjunction with developing pre-class video lectures and assessment strategies.  Mat Schottenfeld, Television Production Manager at our library’s Electronic Information Center, and also a presenter on flipped classrooms at last year's EDUCAUSE conference, will talk about:
  • Self-directed and self-paced flexible learning
  • Testing and quizzing strategies
  • Student presentations and peer learning
  • Direct student feedback through, anonymous polls, forums, and texting

Effective Video Recording for Flipped Classrooms

This workshop will guide instructors through the process of creating and editing audio/video.  Lindsay Karp, Instructional Technologist for Faculty Technology Services and an experienced videographer, will lead a discussion on:
  • Choosing and planning audio or video
  • Tips and guidelines for framing, lighting, and camera angles
  • Overview and resources for A/V editing, such as various apps and desktop software
  • Clothing and appearance for video
  • Use of a script
  • File formats