May 24, 2017

Summer BBQ

What: a bbq on July 8 Who: ed tech alums, students, faculty, potential students, and friends


Oct 19, 2016

Announcing Flex Ed: The fully online MA in Educational Technology

We now offer our “campus” classes as hybrid flexible online classes with live video and screencasts. This means that students can complete the MA in Ed Tech as a fully online degree; and that it’s more flexible for our local students, too.


Oct 7, 2016

Special Topics in Ed Tech, Spring '17

Hybrid short courses in Universal Design for Learning & Assistive Tech, Captivate, Game Design, and Video Production.


Oct 6, 2016

Featured Alumni: Katy Auchter

Katy Auchter works as an instructional designer at NYU after previously creating multimedia language learning materials at Pearson. She moved to New York from Milwaukee to pursue the M.A. in Educational Technology, where she also worked as an instructional design intern at Adelphi's FCPE. Katy received the Dean's award for outstanding graduate in Educational Technology in 2014. In this video she reflects on the program and her current work with professor Matt Curinga.


Sep 29, 2016

Mobile Learning Book Talk

Handbook of Research on Mobile Learning in Contemporary Classrooms, book talk and panel discussion with Dominic Mentor, Matt Curinga, & Contributors, Monday, 10/24, 4-5:30pm at The Gottesman Libraries, Teachers College, Columbia University.


May 12, 2016

Featured Alumni: Ariel Fleurimond

Ariel Fleurimond is an FirstChoice_Fleurimondinstructional designer at Columbia University. She has an M.A. in Educational Technology and an M.A. in Art Education, both from Adelphi University. She also has a B.A. in Psychology, and minors in Computer Applications and Web Programming and General Education from NYU. She graduated with her degree in Educational Technology in 2014. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at Teachers College, Columbia University.


Mar 4, 2016

Job Report for March 4, 2016

Hi Everyone,

This week's job posts includes several programming positions  (.Net Developers & Senior .Net Developer, a Senior Python Developer & Senior Business Analyst) at New Classrooms . Globaloria is looking for an East Coast Program Director to manage their program operations for the East Coast. Schoology is looking to hire a new Senior iOS Developer. The New York Department of Education is searching for both a Digital Resources & Data Management Consultant and a Product Development Consultant. While the New York Harbor Foundation wants to hire a Curriculum specialist for their new Billion Oyster Project. Last but not least,  the Center for Supportive Schools is searching for a Student Engagement Coordinator.

 

Good Luck!


Feb 15, 2016

Featured Alumni: Nafiza Akter

nafizaNafiza Akter is an instructional designer at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She has an M.A. in Educational Technology and B.A. in Psychology, both from Adelphi University. She graduated in 2013.


Nov 10, 2015

Visualizing Moodle: Web Programming 2016

This Spring in the Ed Tech 0858-603 Programming Web-Based Educational Media course we are going to focus on programming data visualizations and learning analytics of the Moodle Learning Content Management System. We'll use the Python web framework Flask to upload and run analysis on Moodle reports and create visualizations using the Javascript D3 library.


Nov 9, 2015

Spring 2016 Tech Topics Short Courses

We are pleased to announce the Spring 2016 special topics in educational technology series. This new initiative brings leading thinkers and practitioners in their fields to Adelphi to teach 1-credit intensive, short courses. We are also making this courses available as non-credit professional development workshops. These blended online/in-person courses offer a deep look at the tools and techniques that are at the edge of technology and learning. Participants will be challenged to develop projects that demonstrate their mastery of the new technologies and have immediate relevance to their work and studies. Adelphi students can bundle 3 courses together to make the equivalent of a 3 credit course. Practicing teachers can choose the non-credit option to receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from their school district.


Nov 4, 2015

Computational Thinking Resources

I was invited to talk to the teachers in Lynbrook Schools about Computational Thinking and Computer Science for All. They are already doing a lot of great things, and it was very nice to meet them. Here's the short collection of links I put together for them.


Jul 22, 2015

Bringing Badges to Adelphi

Starting in the fall of 2015, the Program in Educational Technology, in collaboration with the professors and colleges at Adelphi, will be piloting the use of badges and gamification in its courses, starting with the use of badges on Moodle.


Jun 15, 2015

PyTutor Poster for CSCL

 

I'm back from Sweden, where I enjoyed the lovely city of Gothenburg and presented PyTutor at the [ISLS Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Conference]


May 15, 2015

Open Access and OER

Open Access platforms: Open Educational Resources, or something else?

Open Access (OA) resources are obviously different from Open Education Resources (OER). Open Access concerns itself with access only, or primarily, and less with the anarchistic/democratic remixing and repurposing that are key (though unpopular and underutilized) to Open Education Resources. With Open Access, the format (scholarly articles) tends to remain familiar, and “reuse” is limited largely to the traditional scholarly practice of citing each others’ works. The OA/OER distinction may fade as Open Access comes to include formats other than traditional research articles, especially the open distribution of raw data that subsequent researchers can pick up and use/repurpose in their own research, making Open Access content more mutable and far more powerful.


May 9, 2015

An Educator's Perspective on Moodle

Moodle—“Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment”—is a Course Management System designed specifically for educators to use so they can build an interactive website to host a course that they are teaching, enabling them to connect with their students for free, online.  Martin Dougiamas, from the United Kingdom, is the founder of Moodle and released its first version in 2002.  Moodle receives financial support partly from institutions that use Moodle and pay to develop its special features.  Moodle is able to keep its costs down because many Moodle developers provide their services pro bono and since Dougiamas is so dedicated to maintaining and enhancing Moodle he has procured an extensive global community of followers that assist him.


Feb 19, 2015

Ed Tech News Feb 18th

We interrupt your regularly scheduled program for a special news update. This week instead of the jobs report we're trying something new. We'll be alternating each week between the jobs report and a round up of news about ed tech and technology. So click the link for more.


Feb 6, 2015

Adelphi Ed Tech Tackles Diet and Nutrition

Every spring, our students have to complete a multimedia project based on a theme that they voted on in the fall semester. Last year, the students addressed the issue of income inequality in society. This spring, they tackle diet and nutrition. Diet and nutrition impacts all of us, every day, all year round. There are thousands of websites, videos, and blogs devoted to the topic of diet and nutrition, maintained by experts ranging from scientists, nutritionists, to people with self-proclaimed expert status (e.g., “foodie”). Over the past decade, concepts and labels like gluten-free, local, organic, sustainable, cage free, farm fresh, humanely raised, grass-fed, hormone free, pasture-raised, (All) Natural, the Atkins diet, the Paleo diet, the South Beach Diet, the Master Cleanse, the Zone Diet, Weight Watchers, Mediterranean Diet, Volumetrics, Raw Food Diet, NutriSystem, and Macrobiotic Diet (just to name a few!) have permeated our vocabulary. Diet and nutrition is clearly an important topic for everyone to think about.


Jan 30, 2015

Edu-factory: Toward a global autonomous university

In preparing the readings for the Spring 2015 version of our Foundations of Open Education course I have made an improved PDF versions of the very excellent book:

Edu-factory Collective. (2009). Toward a global autonomous university. New York: Autonomedia.


Jan 27, 2015

Ed tech short courses

I want to introduce an exciting change to our plan of study—1-credit short courses that will allow in-depth looks at cutting edge topics and techniques. The courses will combine online components with in-person workshops or seminars. Every course will be organized and evaluated on the students' production of a portfolio piece and/or work they can incorporate into their professional lives (e.g., a website for students, mobile app, unit plan). The course will start with a week of online study where students will examine exemplars, read relevant research and theory, and plan their projects. Hands on sessions, typically on weekends, will be taught in our signature studio or seminar style, depending on the topic. After the workshop, participants will have a week to complete their projects and submit them to the course instructor for evaluation.


Nov 12, 2014

Muslim Students in New York Schools

The Adelphi Ruth S. Ammon School of Education and Program in Educational Technology continue our social theory lecture series at the Manhattan Center. The next lecture by renowned scholar Shaireen Rasheed considers the complexities of Muslim identity in New York City schools.


Oct 23, 2014

Integrative Masters Project: Final Document

Linking Physical and Virtual Learning Environments

Integrative Masters Project Final Document (Released August 31, 2014)

Access as a PDF file: Linking Physical and Virtual Learning Environments

Access as a Google Doc: Linking Physical and Virtual Learning Environments


Aug 24, 2014

Integrative Masters Project: Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality (AR) is likely to be the central medium of the next great technology shift.  With Facebook buying the Oculus Rift, and Google pushing Google Glass into mainstream society, major tech companies are certainly gearing up for this burgeoning field.  Education should remain at the forefront of studying, developing, and utilizing AR experiences.  It provides an opportunity to connect physical and virtual spaces.


Aug 4, 2014

Integrative Masters Project: Survey & Virtual Resources

Survey & Interviews

Researching current trends and best practices is important, but the practical application of a plan really requires tailoring to meet the realities you are working with.  To that end, I’ve been piecing together an assessment of the current state of the program’s resources.


Jul 31, 2014

Money for Grad School!

We, in the program in Ed Tech, are currently looking to fill open internships, research, and graduate assistant spots at the university. A unique thing about our program, because we don't have doctoral students, is that we have excellent funding opportunities for Masters students, where students participate in meaningful projects and research while earning tuition credits or stipends.


Jul 20, 2014

Integrative Masters Project: Research Update

The first phase of my project has been to synthesize research related to learning spaces, educational resources, physical and virtual space, learning pedagogy, etc.  It’s been a great opportunity to go back through research we’ve worked on in different classes throughout the program, and apply it to a focused project.


Jul 12, 2014

Apply Now! XMA in Ed Tech

There are still spots available in the first ever cohort for our Accelerated Master of Arts in Educational Technology (XMA) at Adelphi Manhattan. So, apply now before it's too late.


Jul 12, 2014

Labor Studies MOOC

Adelphi University faculty and students are organizing a new MOOC for Fall 2014 to study inequality, organized labor, and the working class in America.


Jul 9, 2014

Integrative Masters Project Introduction

For my culminating project, I’ve chosen to develop a proposal and resources to support the needs of the Educational Technology program.  I believe that as we develop modern learning programs, it is important to consider both physical and virtual resources, and the ways in which they can work together to create a cohesive whole.  To that end, I will develop a comprehensive plan to do so for this program.  Additionally, I intend to see through these ideas to the extent that it is feasible.


Jul 6, 2014

Locked in a Room

On June 25th, a group of students (Katy, Miheliwan and Christiana), faculty (Matt and Aaron) and a friend (Nicholas) were locked in a room for one hour as part of the “Escape the Room” experience. Once we went in, the door was locked and a computer started to count down from one hour. During this time, we had to solve a series of puzzles in order to unlock additional clues that would eventually lead us to a key that would open the locked door. If we can escape the room in this time, we “win.” (There is no prize, just bragging right, since only 15% of the participants is said to make it out in time). The experience - entitled simply “The Room” - allows for a maximum of six people to participate, and is set in a kind of Victorian setting. The puzzles didn’t need worldly knowledge (although they can help to some extent). In order not to ruin the fun for future attendees, we won’t go into the details of the puzzles, or how we solved them. But we will talk about what the experience allowed us to think about after the fact. Oh, by the way, we made it out in time!


Jun 18, 2014

OER Report: Edmodo

by Mitchell Kase, May 13, 2014

This post was originally submitted as part of an assignment for the “Foundations of Open Education” course taught in Spring 2014.

On the surface, Edmodo looks the educator’s version of Facebook. The basic layout and even color could trick you into thinking that you’re actually using Facebook, but Edmodo is more than a social-networking tool - it’s a classroom management portal that connects students to each other and to their teacher. It even helps connect teachers to their peers so they can exchange ideas for lesson plans or build teaching and learning repositories.


Jun 18, 2014

OER Report: Instructables

by Christiana Vasquez, May 8, 2014

This post was originally submitted as part of an assignment for the “Foundations of Open Education” course taught in Spring 2014.

Instructables is a fantastic and free website that allows users to upload their DIY (do-it-yourself), how-to projects and rate/comment other users’ projects. The site has six main categories to choose from: technology, outside, living, play, food, and workshop. Users can filter through the categories even further to get to their desired channel. Almost any kind of “how-to” is available on Instructables, even something as rudimentary as “A Perfect Dog Walk”. Most of the steps are shown through visual aids, unlike Pinterest, for example, where users looking for instructions would need to click on the pin that will redirect them to another website. Instructables has a large community forum where members can collaborate with each other. Members may also participate in monthly contests and the winners earn prizes from the company as well as from sponsors of the contests.


Jun 18, 2014

Jun 16, 2014

Multimedia Studio tackles income inequality

The Educator’s Multimedia Studio is a capstone course that asks students to build on the skills they acquired in their prior coursework (e.g., Programming, Digital Literacies) and apply it towards a semester-long multimedia project. Each semester, the course has a unique theme that reflects a contemporary social concern. Students read a shared text based on this theme, and then develop projects that require them to do additional research. This project should contain an informational or persuasive element to it, using the research as a way of further supporting their points of view. The students voted for “Income inequality” to be this semester’s theme.


Jun 12, 2014

Manhattan Open House, June 18

Join us on June 18 at Adelphi's Manhattan Center in Soho and learn about the exciting new Accelerated Masters in Educational Technology (XMA) that will launch this summer.


Jun 11, 2014

Raspberry Pi

by Tom Jennings, May 13, 2014

This post was originally submitted as part of an assignment for the “Foundations of Open Education” course taught in Spring 2014.

Raspberry Pi sounds delicious, but what is it?  It’s a very simple computer.  The Raspberry Pi (or RPi for short)was designed to be cheap and straightforward, so that it would be useful to students looking to learn about computing hardware and software. It costs $25 (Model A) or $35 (Model B). The developers are hoping that it will instill interest and excitement in younger students toward learning computer programming.  It has limitless potential for users to get involved in creative projects. The variety of things that can be done with the device ranges from a simple light switch to complex robotics. Popular uses among members of the community include media centers, video game machines, web servers, and simple device controllers (room lights, temperature controls, etc.).


Jun 7, 2014

def what_is_edt()

I was working on a one-page introduction to our awesome new accelerated masters in educational technology at Adelphi Manhattan, and was playing around with the idea of expressing the program in Python psuedocode. I think it might be too geeky (if that's possible) for our target audience, but here it is:


May 13, 2014

Teacher Tube (2)

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by Stephanie Sirico, May 13, 2014

This post was originally submitted as part of an assignment for the “Foundations of Open Education” course taught in Spring 2014.

Teacher Tube was launched onto the Internet on March 6, 2007. This website was created by Adam and Jason Smith with help from Jason’s wife Jodie. Jason who has been a teacher, coach, campus administrator and district administrator in public schools came up with the idea to create a community for educators to be able to share their lessons as well as learn from one another. Adam Smith created the website and found a host page in order to bring this community to life. Jodie joined the brothers and started populating the website with videos to promote the sharing and improve the communication. While creating this website the goal was to provide an online community for sharing instructional videos. Teacher Tube is seeking to focus mainly on education in order to be a safe place for teachers, schools and home learners.


May 13, 2014

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by Jeffery Trask, May 13, 2014

This post was originally submitted as part of an assignment for the “Foundations of Open Education” course taught in Spring 2014.

The Open Ed website that I chose was EdX.  EdX is a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).  EdX is a great collaborative learning website that uses open-source technologies to deliver the courses online, and best of all, they are mostly free.  EDX was originally founded by MIT and Harvard University, and has expanded its program to 32 other Ivy League schools, leading global institutions, foundations, NGOs, and Businesses to deliver courses for anyone that wishes to learn new subjects and skills.


May 13, 2014

Khan Academy

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by Prem Balkaran, May 13, 2014

This post was originally submitted as part of an assignment for the “Foundations of Open Education” course taught in Spring 2014.

Welcome! In this report I will be discussing the different aspects and usage of Khan Academy. I believe it is a form of open education that produces positive learning results. The site offers a great way to practice educational concepts, which will be evident in this report. It is not hard to participate in such program because this program is free to everyone who wants to use it. By the end of this project, my goal is to justify why Khan Academy is a source of open education and proficient with results.


May 8, 2014

Pinterest

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by Erin FlynnMay 8, 2014

This post was originally submitted as part of an assignment for the “Foundations of Open Education” course taught in Spring 2014.

Open Education is based on the principle of collaboration to learn from your environment and not just from a textbook in a classroom. In recent years there is one collaborative site that has been a positive source of Open Education. That site is Pinterest. I know what you are thinking, how is a website where girls go to plan their dream weddings and build their ideal closet an example of Open Education? Every time someone posts a picture, a quote, or a recipe someone else is learning from his or her experience. Ideas are being shared in a collaborative way with the hope to spread information around the world. For this project in particular, I decided to update and share three boards – Social Justice, Upworthy, and Teaching. The goal of this project is to gain as many resources as possible for my boards while still finding hidden gems from others members of the communities. Below are screen shots of what my finished project looks like.


May 7, 2014

Teacher Tube

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by Taryne Cahalin, May 7, 2014

This post was originally submitted as part of an assignment for the “Foundations of Open Education” course taught in Spring 2014.

TeacherTube is a website created for teachers; a YouTube for educators. TeacherTube’s founders aim to, “fill a need for more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners.”


May 6, 2014

Udemy

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by Frank Turano, May 6, 2014

This post was originally submitted as part of an assignment for the “Foundations of Open Education” course taught in Spring 2014.

(Click here to see my Udemy presentation website)

Udemy was created in 2010, and the timing of its launch could not have been better. It wouldn’t be for another two years that competitor MOOC providers such as Coursera, Edx, and Udacity would surface. However, Udemy was not the first MOOC to hit the web. Prior to Udemy, Lynda.com, P2PU and Khan Academy were well established, but their popularity and profitability did not provide incentive for investors to back the Udemy start-up. In fact, after 30 rejections, Udemy’s founders had to literally bank on their idea.


May 6, 2014

Flickr

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by Kimberly Thompson, May 6, 2014

This post was originally submitted as part of an assignment for the “Foundations of Open Education” course taught in Spring 2014.

For all you photographers, professional and amateur alike, who take pride in the images produced by your digital cameras, smartphones, etc. and even to those of you who simply like browsing through pictures of family, friends, scenery, landscapes, or skylines, well then Flickr is most certainly the place for you. Arguably the best online photo management and sharing application in the world, Flickr has two main goals: 1) To help people make their photos available to the people who matter to them, and 2) to enable new ways of organizing photos and video.


May 6, 2014

How about a slice of Raspberry Pi?

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by Christian Correa, May 6, 2014

This post was originally submitted as part of an assignment for the “Foundations of Open Education” course taught in Spring 2014.

Raspberry Pi is the brainstorm of co-founder Eden Upton who in 2006, while sharing some beers on a Friday with some colleagues in the computer laboratory in Cambridge University, shared concerns they had about the lack of skills and number of students applying for computer science classes. As their discussion progressed, the group agreed that school children were learning how to use word processors and spreadsheets instead of programming, something that they attributed to graduates no longer having a hobbyist experience when starting the university level due to PCs and games consoles replacing easily programmable machines. As a result of this, the group of educators collaborated to form the Raspberry Pi Foundation in order to develop an inexpensive way of teaching programming and basic computing. As a direct result the foundation invented a piece of hardware that came to be known as Raspberry Pi, a credit card sized single board personal computer. At their initial launch in February 2012, the group expected to sell about 1000 units total. Instead they have sold 2.5 million Raspberry Pi’s worldwide.


May 6, 2014

P2PU - Peer To Peer University

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by Miheliwan Aishamuding, May 6, 2014

This post was originally submitted as part of an assignment for the “Foundations of Open Education” course taught in Spring 2014.

As the usage of social network sites become more widespread, it has brought a multitude of implications for the field of education. A new trend of online learning is quickly growing and changes the way people learn. Especially the growing of Massive Open Online Courses(MOOCs), such as Coursera, Udemy, Udacity, and so forth, has given opportunity to everyone to obtain education from free online courses. In this Open Education Report, I am going to consider one of the open online learning sites, Peer To Peer University.


Apr 14, 2014

Ed Tech Studio tackles income inequality

The Educator’s Multimedia Studio is a capstone course that asks students to build on the skills they acquired in their prior coursework (e.g., Programming, Digital Literacies) and apply it towards a semester-long multimedia project. Each semester, the course has a unique theme that reflects a contemporary social concern. Students read a shared text based on this theme, and then develop projects that require them to do additional research. This project should contain an informational or persuasive element to it, using the research as a way of further supporting their points of view. The students voted for “Income inequality” to be this semester’s theme.


Feb 19, 2014

Prose not code: collaborative writing on GitHub

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I have been using GitHub more and more for classes these days. Mostly, I have been using it as a way to share code with my programming classes. In Web Programming, I share code for the sample project called Teaching Labor (check out the sample site). GitHub offers a great way for me to share the code, and we have also been using the project wiki as a central location for course related docs. It’s more robust than the built-in wiki we get with Moodle, Adelphi’s course management system. Students are also encouraged, but not required to push their own code to Github repositories for group work, version control, etc.