In this section we discuss approaches to enhancing your teaching practice using technology, discussing what works, what doesn’t, and how to implement the best ideas that are proven to work for educators like yourself here at BMCC. Whether the courses you teach are face-to-face, online, blended, or all of the above, this section reviews effective tips and strategies to incorporate technology into your courses to create a rich learning experience for students, and a rewarding teaching experience for you.
Faculty presence in online learning is not just video lectures or presentations. It includes substantive interactions with students, teaching instructions, feedback, announcements, tutorials, videos, and use of the discussion board.
Courses where instructor-to-student and student-to-student communication are primary goals are “social-by-design.” Research has shown that online courses with high levels of this kind of interaction and collaboration have a positive impact on learning.
Empower your students to create, curate, and present their best work in an online portfolio. Portfolios serve as authentic assessment, allowing students to demonstrate their skills and understand to you, their peers, and public audiences, including schools and employers where they later apply. In addition to crafting a valuable product, students gain essential digital skills as they build portfolios.
Student Collaborative Learning
Research shows that educational experiences that are active, social, contextual, engaging, and student-owned lead to deeper learning.
Project-based learning engages the student in solving real-world problems, answering complex questions, and preparing comprehensive projects.
OER and Zero Textbook Cost Courses
Take advantage of the wealth of open educational resources, especially ones that are free to students, to enrich content in your courses.