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ComputerWorkshopWe offer hands-on workshops to assist faculty, adjunct instructors and instructional staff to integrate technologies with their instruction. If you do not see a workshop listed here, please e-mail alyson.vogel@lehman.cuny.edu to to register, set up a custom workshop or consultation.


Current and Recent Events


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Our Summer Online and Hybrid BootCamp Experience is Back!
August 19-21 from 10 am - 1pm

August 25-28 from 1pm - 4 pm


Want your students ‘flip’ over your class? Learn about the potential to ‘flip’ your teaching with online strategies to augment your hybrid, online or in-person classroom.

In a Flipped Classroom we are actively transferring the responsibility and ownership of learning from the teacher to the students with techniques and methods that facilitate their active participation. This workshop series will help you create your own lectures and podcasts and locate resources so that you can download some of the world’s best lectures and video content to augment your subject matter. You set the bar for how they will pace their learning through intelligent course design so students can view and complete the work independently to take control over how they learn content; Then you can concentrate on the more complex issues face to face.

We provide the lessons and the support material and you arrive with your ideas!

MORNINGS: 10 am - 1PM

Tuesday August 19:

Hybrid teaching-effective practices

Wednesday August 20
Wikis for your class

Thursday August 21
Group Collaborative Tools
Blackboard 9


Monday August 25
Camtasia, Audacity
Adding audio and video podcasting to your teaching repertoire is easy!

Tuesday August 26
LEHMAN DIGITAL CONNECT: Store your class videos in the cloud!

Wednesday August 27
VoiceThread/ Flipped classroom

REGISTER for any and all workshops BELOW:
  • Hybrid Teaching-Effective Practices: August 19th -10 am CLICK HERE - http://goo.gl/geUJ63
  • Blogging Wikis for your class August 20th  10 am CLICK HERE - http://goo.gl/siwdPe
  • Group Collaborative Tools Blackboard 9.1 August 21st-10 am CLICK HERE- http://goo.gl/zzOvM7
  • CAMTASIA/AUDACITY Adding audio and video podcasting to your repertoire! August 25th- 1 pm CLICK HERE -http://goo.gl/113vau
  • LEHMAN DIGITAL CONNECT: Store your class videos in the cloud! August 26th- 1 pm CLICK HERE - http://goo.gl/TlvoMf
  • VoiceThread/ Flipped classroom-August 27th 1 pm CLICK HERE - http://goo.gl/Mq12Ro


Lehman College professors and adjuncts who participate in 3 or more workshops and who create a project-based assignment with the resources from the workshops for classroom use and dissemination are eligible to obtain lecture capture video and audio software  – register now, space is limited to 10 registrants per workshop!If you experience any difficulty registering, simply email alyson.vogel@lehman.cuny.edu with your email and dates you are interested in.


Summer Arts and Humanities Hybrid Workshop Series

A limited number of applications are being accepted for the Arts and Humanities Hybrid Workshop series being held in June, 2014 and continuing through the fall semester. To participate faculty must get approval from your department chair and the Dean of Arts and Humanities Deirdre Pettipiece.

All sessions will start at 11 am and end at 3 pm on the following dates:

Friday May 30

Friday June 6

Friday June 13,

Friday June 20

All sessions are mandatory to receive gifts and remuneration.

Participants will Receive iPad mini plus Camtasia software upon successful completion of the following:
Attend a minimum of four 4-hour live workshops taught in a hybrid format. (please note that this is a collaborative peer-driven experience with all online and in-person exercises expected to be completed within a week’s time); Assignments as posted with week-to-week due dates as posted. (All in-person workshops must be attended in person.)

* Take part in a facilitated online BlackBoard forum spring/summer 2014 in which each faculty participant will mentor and be mentored by another faculty participant.
* Optional: Contribute to either or both: a June round table discussion on Hybrid Teaching and Learning at Lehman or a fall faculty demonstration seminar TBD

* Complete a peer-reviewed course conversion from on-ground to hybrid online for Spring 2015 that illustrates instructional techniques and strategies suited for a blended classroom.


Join us at the BronxEdTech Showcase 2014

Friday May 9, 2014 9:30 am-4 pm
Hall of Fame Playhouse
Bronx Community College, Bronx NY

Join the three Bronx CUNY colleges for a very special opportunity to discuss effective online and hybrid college and classroom practices with peers. This year our committee seeks cross- campus and cross-disciplinary groups and individuals to lead discussions, and share success stories, ideas and roadmaps to assist others to lead, innovate and represent change. Those exemplary activities that feature cross-campus or intra-campus collaboration, pedagogical innovation, institutional change and of course unique classroom methodologies with technology are encouraged. Whether you consider yourself a proficient specialist, a ‘work-in-progress,’  a novice or first-time adopter, you are welcome to apply! For more information visit our showcase website, currently being populated with video content from the 2013 and 2014 conferences! http://commons.hostos.cuny.edu/bronxedtech/



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The time is now to register for our 2013 summer boot camp series! June 18-20 and August 20-22 Click here for flyer and full summer schedule
Lehman College professors and adjuncts who participate in 3 or more workshops and who create a project-based assignment for dissemination to your colleagues are eligible for a generous stipend – There are only a few spot available for most of the June workshops so register now, space is limited to 10 registrants per workshop!

Register for june dates (JUNE 18, 19, 20) at: http://www.doodle.com/a688i5b4buta4u83
Register for AUGUST dates (AUGUST 20, 21, 22) at: http://www.doodle.com/vwm5xhv7ecpi4kpc

Breakfast and light lunch will be served so pre-register now!

Personal appointments and lectures to groups are also available at your convenience on the following topics and summer hours are at your convenience:
-Flip my class!
- Hybrid Teaching- why is it different? How do I start?
-Group work- how to get students to prepare for it and love it, guaranteed!
-iClickers - a great way to get your students to come prepared for class discussions
-iTunesU and how to use long and short form video on Bb
-Camtasia Lecture capture
-Audacity Audio lecture capture (free)
-VoiceThread http://voicethread.com we have faculty accounts available for this interactive message and discussion board!
 your group projects (Lehman has its own wikispaces account- email for more information).


SPRING 2013 Bronx CUNY College Technology Showcase


Were you able to attend our latest Bronx CUNY College Technology Showcase on May 3? The Office of Online Education at Lehman College is proud and excited to have hosted a unique event that brought together colleagues from the three Bronx City University of New York colleges (Lehman, Bronx Community College, and Hostos) to illustrate their commitment to exemplary teaching and learning in the online environment. The audience comprised of representatives from 18 colleges within our CUNY community were exposed to the insights, experiences and perspectives of 57 presenters throughout the day and the entire mainstage at the event was streamed live on the Internet! Visit our site if you missed any of the keynotes or want to watch the proceedings: cuny.is/bronxedtech.

Current oe Recent Faculty Hybrid Workshops:

WINTER/SPRING 2012-13 February - June (Accepting applications- deadline February 18) See Current Faculty Hybrid workshops (below) for dates.
FALL 2012 November - April ( registration closed)

February 22- June 14: A limited number of registrations (10 per semester) are being accepted for the upcoming hybrid workshop series of workshops being held from February-June 2013. Faculty will be supported by a series of hybrid workshops (partially online/partially in-person) for those who are considering converting from an on-ground to hybrid (blended) teaching method for your courses. Permission should be granted through your department chairperson and applications are currently being accepted for the winter/spring series. Upon succesful completion faculty will receive EITHER a $500 stipend and a copy of Camtasia desktop screen recorder/video production software OR a 64 GB iPad mini. Click here for details and for the SPRING 2013 APPLICATION.

FEBRUARY 22, MARCH 15, APRIL 5, MAY 31 AND JUNE 14 (includes one online session TBD).

For those who have missed the above application deadline, we are still accepting faculty and adjunct applications on a rolling basis. Please click on the spring 2013 application above, provide your availability and return by fax or email asap! The same stipends apply.

Summer 2013 Stay tuned to this page for details on the intensive workshops we like to call Technology 'Bootcamp.' Sessions wil be in June (and repeat in July). Topics include:

  • Facilitating flipped instruction: exploring and pre-recording lectures for students to watch prior to class, leaving class time dedicated to dynamic discussions and interaction
  • Developing dynamic  hybrid classes: -Use of web 2.0 tools: VoiceThread, Wikispaces, clickers, YouTube videos, blogs, wikis, Mural.ly, the CUNY Commons etc.
  • Students in the classrooms and online interacting simultaneously: via Bb Collaborate, live webcasts, Voicethread,
  • Experiences teaching via asynchronous distance learning
  • Mobile applications for learning including a ViaResponse and Socrative bring your own device to class method for student engagement (like clickers, this software enables students to use their mobile device to respond to your in-class queries.) For more on ViaResponse and iClickers click on the highlighted links.

Stipends are available if all the required workshop hours and exercises are completed which lead to an on-site to hybrid course conversion for Summer 2013 or Fall 2013. Inquire by email to Alyson Vogel at Lehman.cuny.edu

SUMMER 2012 August 12-23


The Office of Undergraduate Studies and Online Education at Lehman College is offering hands-on guidance to GTFs who are just starting out in their teaching roles. This intensive series of 3 five-hour in-person workshops will be held from 10 am-3 pm August 21-23, is intended for fellows no matter their teaching experience. We are also opening this opportunity to new adjunct instructors. To that end, over the course of the three days we will offer a range of high-impact pedagogical practices and innovative teaching and learning strategies: syllabus development that incorporates active learning, Blackboard supported online techniques, projects that utilize Web 2.0, even how to teach in a hybrid (blended) environment to help them get started.

We encourage new adjuncts and Graduate Teaching Fellows to take advantage of this opportunity to develop and grow within the craft of their teaching- (whether it be online or in-person). Anticipate that those who participate will be fully supported by representatives of Lehman’s office of Undergraduate Studies and Online Education.
 Please see this invite and application for details: Graduate Teaching Fellows Invitation and Application


SUMMER 2012 June 17-20 and July 10-12

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The time is now to register for our 2012 summer boot camp series!

Lehman College professors and adjuncts who participate in 3 or more workshops and who create a project-based assignment for dissemination to your colleagues are eligible for a generous stipend – There are only 3 slots left for most of the June workshops so register now, space is limited to 10 registrants per workshop!

Register for june dates (JUNE 19, 20, 21) at: http://www.doodle.com/xumwp5kama3dteet
Register for july dates (JULY 10, 11, 12) at: http://www.doodle.com/gvvfa9trpbw9awc7

Breakfast and light lunch will be served so pre-register now!

Personal appointments and lectures to groups are also available at your convenience on the following topics and summer hours are at your convenience:
-Flip my class!
- Hybrid Teaching- why is it different? How do I start?
-Group work- how to get students to prepare for it and love it, guaranteed!
-iClickers - a great way to get your students to come prepared for class discussions
-iTunesU and how to use long and short form video on Bb
-Camtasia Lecture capture
-Audacity Audio lecture capture (free)
-VoiceThread http://voicethread.com we have faculty accounts available for this interactive message and discussion board!
 http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=z0q5gQfQmng
 your group projects (Lehman has its own wikispaces account- email for more information).



2nd Annual Faculty Technology Demonstration Day: Blending with Purpose
Join your fellow colleagues for an enlightening day of sharing and discussion on the topic of blended methods of instruction.

Program now available

Register here:

Date: Friday May 4th 2012

Time: 9:30 am – 3 pm

Location: Carman Hall, Multimedia Center B83/B85

Full Program

9:30-10:00 Registration/breakfast

10:00 Welcome
Alyson Vogel Associate Director, Online Education

10:00-11:15 Keynote Introduction
by Rob Whittaker, Professor, Associate Provost Undergraduate Studies and Online Education

Keynote Anthony Picciano- Topic: Blending with Purpose
Anthony G. Picciano is a professor and executive officer in the Ph.D. Program in Urban Education at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is also a member of the faculty in the graduate program in Education Leadership at Hunter College, the doctoral certificate program in Interactive Pedagogy and Technology at the City University of New York Graduate Center, and CUNY Online BA Program in Communication and Culture.

11: 30- 12:15 Session 1 Room B83/85

Alternative discussion methods- Involving your students in online discussion in the Education and Arts and Humanities classroom
Amanda Gulla, Assistant Professor, English Education, Teresa O’Neill, Adjunct Instructor, Multidisciplinary Humanities, Robyn Spencer, Assistant Professor, History

Because much if not all of our online course work is delivered asynchronously, how can we manage our hybrid courses to avoid the stragglers who can pull the discussion in a backward direction by their late or ‘barely-there’ participation? Ideally we want everyone in the class to be involved in the same discussion at approximately the same time. Amanda Gulla and Teresa O’Neill know it’s in their students and their own interests to design discussion topics that are so enticing, so intriguing and so well-directed that students won’t want to miss out-- generating rich discussions on Blackboard and in VoiceThread that are used to launch out-of-class discussions. Prompts and questions guide students through the reading or online lecture, then students follow up by taking to the virtual discussion boards. Faculty will discuss their methods for creating guiding questions and topics which are often based on student responses, and illustrate how these electronic discussion boards help them take the conversation to the next level in their hybrid classes.

12:15-1:05 Session 2, Concurrent Workshops:

Workshop 2A-Room B75/76 Purposeful blending in the sciences:
Wesley Pits, Assistant Professor of Middle and High School Education et al, STEM Research, Vincent Prohaska, Associate Professor, Psychology- iClickers

Motivated to facilitate the success of their STEM students, but limited by the potential misalignment between the differences in their own academic experiences and expectations and those of their students from varying academic and cultural backgrounds, Assistant Professors of Middle and High School Education Wesley Pitts and Gillian Bayne, with Ling Chen, a chemist at BMCC, are proposing a possible alignment: a mindful framework of transformative co-generative activities to support the teaching and learning of upcoming undergraduate STEM gateway courses.

Following a discussion of relevant literature, they will detail a framework for the use of reflective practice pedagogies characterized as electronic cogens (e-cogens) – online uses of which have the potential to help bridge the disconnect between instructor’s expectations and actions, and students’ expectations of themselves and their subsequent action(s).The three are in phase of writing up a manuscript for publication.

If reflective practice is critically iterative and situates its participants in individual and collective dialectical relationships as argued by the above, then clickers, or Audience Response Systems (ARS), can play an important role in building those relationships. A relatively new technology, clickers offer a novel approach to employing active learning in the science classroom. By gauging students’ level of understanding of the material being presented clickers offer prompt feedback to uncover misconceptions that speak to often unheard student questions. Vincent Prohaska, Professor, Psychology has used iClickers in his classroom over the course of several semesters and will share his experiences with using them, aptly, to teach a course in the Psychology of Learning.

Workshop 2B- Room B83/85 Accessing Alternative Online Sites and Learning Platforms: Taking a closer look at Mobile technology, Google Sites and the CUNY Commons.
Limor Pinhasi-Vittorio, Associate Professor, Coordinator of Literacy Studies, Division of Education; Gina Rae Foster, Director, Lehman Teaching and Learning Commons, and Stefanie Havelka, Assistant Professor, Electronic Resources-Web Service Librarian, Library

Hybrid courses allow participants to keep up with the discussions and activities with a combination of in -person and asynchronous learning opportunities and platforms; and while the “tech”-tonic shift to update to Blackboard 9 has only just begun at CUNY, some are taking the concept of trying something new to manage learning in ever more creative directions.

Director Gina Rae Foster melds two platforms to engage new faculty eager to participate in faculty development activities yet lacking the benefits of release time, funding, or other support. This spring members are participating in a semester-long exploration of Daniel T. Willingham’s Why Don’t Students Like School? in connection with their own teaching and learning practices. Partnered with a Google Site and a Commons group, the seminar design provides a space for faculty members to read, discuss, and share their experiences across disciplines and to examine Willingham’s research as evidence of cognitive science principles that affect successful learning.

Professor Limor Pinhasi-Vittorio has directed her Graduate-level Education Course to the Commons too. Moving her hybrid Writing workshop online allows her students to focus on the advancement of writing skills through intensive writing, modeling, and multiple drafting in a workshop context using Buddy Press Docs, a group document editing feature similar to Google Docs. Critical and comparative analysis of texts both given by the professor as well as generated by students are used to foster academic as well as exploratory writing, seamlessly blending online and in-person sections of the course.

Smart(phone) Searching: Research on the Go! Professor Havelka identified a gap in the way that traditional Information Literacy classes were being conducted and sought to "teach students and faculty how to use mobile apps and mobile websites to access, retrieve, and evaluate reliable information." In Fall 2011, the Leonard Lief Library introduced a pilot instruction program for Lehman students on Mobile Information Literacy. She currently offers three different types of multiple sessions classes for Lehman College students. Today Professor Havelka will highlight mobile apps and mobile website suitable for information access and research. She will also share preliminary result from her research from teaching these new classes.

Working Lunch 1:05- 2:00
We will gather in MMC room B83/85 for lunch and then participate in a sharing of effective practices through the lunch hour. Presentations and discussion led by:

Angela Francis, Lecturer, English Department, David Gantz, Adjunct Lecturer, Philosophy, and Barry Murdaco, Adjunct Lecturer, Political Science

Blogger, VoiceThread, Prezi... Wikis! Social media are all the rage now but are they part of the Web 2.0 teaching revolution or are these tools merely 'flash' and 'gimmick'? What are some of the ways we can best implement them in the blended environment to offer meaningful learning experiences to benefit our students and ourselves as teachers?

Angela Francis, David Ganz, and Barry Murdaco, all dabble in these tools and think they get just the right 'blend'. They'll talk about their discoveries, discuss what works wellfor their hybrid and online classes and will also clue us in on the nuances. Attendees will gain from their multiple experiences and hear about the highs as well as the lows so you'll hear what they found out works and whatthey learned *not* to do too!

2:10-3:00 Collaborative Learning Platforms: not just for students! Room B 75/76
A first-look at the new Blackboard 9.1,and a Tour of Lehman’s new ‘Lehman Connect’ a new ‘Intranet’ collaborative environment for faculty, staff & ITR professionals
Stephen Castellano, Online Teaching & Learning Specialist, Blackboard Administrator; David Stevens, Lehman’s Webmaster.

David Stevens alongside the Office of Instructional Technology Chief Information Officer Ron Bergmann and their teams have been hard at work building Lehman’s newest “Intranet” - a Web collaboration environment specifically catered to Lehman faculty, staff & ITR professionals

Blackboard 9.1 is arriving at CUNY, and our own Steve Castellano will have a first-hand look at the newest features of the updated online learning platform. Steve will discuss the basics of what you’ll need to know to ease your transition to 9.1 and will offer answers to your FAQs so make a plan to stay the full day!



Past Events

Lehman College Technology Demo Day

Friday May 6, 2011
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Carman Hall Multimedia Center Room B83 and B85
Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be served

The faculty that have participated in Lehman’s CUNY sponsored Hybrid Initiative have spent a semester engaging in thoughtful, purposeful pedagogical redesign. Come share their teaching successes and challenges at our Lehman College Technology Demo Day on Friday May 6th.

Discussions, demos and offerings include:

9:45 - 10:00 Introduction: What’s Different About Hybrid Teaching and Learning?
10:00 – 11:00 What is Web 2.0 and What Does it Have to Offer Higher Education?

Co-presenters: Alyson Vogel, Associate Director, Online Education
Barry Murdaco, Adjunct Lecturer, Political Science
Sarah Blazer, Writing and Literacy Coordinator, Instructional Support Services Program

The role of participatory engagement tools like VoiceThread, Wikispaces , Hypercities, Vyew, and Blogger. Web 2.0 enables:

Socialization – Collaboration – Cooperation – Creativity – Authenticity –  Sharing –Communication. Cooperative learning is also intended to develop students’ social skills and group processing skills. This conversation will center on some popular “Web 2.0” tools being used in higher education for increased engagement in an atmosphere of cooperative learning.

11-12:00 The Free Rider Syndrome: Turning Independent Learners into Effective Teams

Among the commonest complaints heard from online students about teamwork are the ways in which the behavior of individual students negatively affects the performance of the entire group. Grievances you’ve heard before about “free riders” who won’t pull their weight, or those overbearing students who take over or micromanage a project, and still others who are habitually late with their deadlines or do not return e-mails. Students often do not know how to deal with these kinds of friction within the group, yet problems in the group can potentially threaten everyone’s learning.

For cooperative learning to go as planned, this discussion will center on some of the ways you can promote positive interdependence, face-to-face promotive interactions, individual accountability and social skills through group work.

12:15 - 1:15 Working Lunchtime:

Guest Speakers from developers of The CUNY Academic Commons -
Michael Smith- Assistant Professor of Communications Technology, ACET Director, York College/CUNY and Brian Foote- Academic Commons, Community Facilitator

The CUNY Academic Commons serves as a University support center and an online “academic commons” to serve the entire University. The Academic Commons initiative not only provides links to model projects and programs but can also foster community and faculty dialogue. Faculty are able to keep abreast of innovations and ways in which technology is being used to improve students’ academic performance, to learn about one another’s work and most importantly tap into technology and Web 2.0’s problem solving potential. Hear about the latest features from those most closely associated with its creation and learn how it can help support your academic endeavors.

1:15-2:15 Information Literacy: What Frustrates Students When They Conduct Research?

This discussion will be led by Robert Farrell, Coordinator of Information Literacy, Leonard Lief Library, and facilitated by Alyson Vogel, Associate Director of Online Education. The topic will be viewed from a student perspective in light of of recent articles centering on the student experience of conducting research. Students report the challenges in finding resources they know exist but are unable to access. We will ask what insights can be gleaned from these studies for improving the development, teaching, transfer, learning and assessment of information literacy competencies.

2:30- 3:30 Simultaneous Demonstrations- Choose either:

Lecture Capturing from Your Desktop: Steve Castellano, Online Teaching and Technology Specialist will demonstrate three versatile and easy to use course-building productivity tools; Camtasia (create desktop demonstrations and lectures), Audacity (for audio podcasting) and Soft Chalk (create entire course modules, multiple choice tests, puzzles, games).

i>Clickers with My Lectures?
Co-Presenters: Alyson Vogel & Lehman Faculty Esther Wilder, Diane Auslander

This will be an interactive demonstration of  i>Clicker, a versatile, easy to use electronic multiple choice device (called a PRS, personal response system) that helps provide instant feedback on what students are learning.

What clickers provide is a way to rapidly collect and visually represent an answer to a question from every student; an answer for which all are individually accountable. This offers the professor and students swift, reliable feedback that can be used to clarify misconceptions of homework, class lectures or readings.

Register at: http://www.lehman.edu/online-education/faculty/technology-demo-form.php

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