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Developing Educational Technology at an Urban Community College

Developing Educational Technology at an Urban Community College


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This book uses a mix of personal narratives, anecdotal evidence, and research-based findings to tell the story of a small, urban community college’s efforts to develop and nurture a Community of Practice (CoP) that would galvanize the campus’ adoption of Educational Technology. Located in one of the poorest congressional district in the United States, Hostos Community College, a Hispanic-serving institution and part of the City University of New York (CUNY), has a unique history rooted in activism, advocacy, and community outreach, and has built a reputation for technology innovation. This book is a collection of writing from faculty and staff members whose decades of experience integrating technology into the classroom pre-dates many of the official initiatives now in place at CUNY.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783030170370
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 07/10/2019
Edition description: 1st ed. 2019
Pages: 209
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Kate S. Wolfe is Associate Professor of Psychology in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Department at Hostos Community College, City University of New York, USA.

Kate Lyons is Associate Professor, Head of Reference, and Information Technology Librarian at Hostos Community College, City University of New York, USA.

Carlos Guevara is Director of the Office of Educational Technology and Co-Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Hostos Community College, City University of New York, USA.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Leading Above the Fray: Turning Challenges into Opportunities
3. Change Management in Practice: Creating a Culture that Promotes Technology Adoption
4. Who We Are and Why It Matters
5. Where We Fit
6. Inspiring the Innovators through Professional Development Initiatives
7. The Online Learning Initiative: Training the Early Adopters
8. Reaching Beyond the Innovators
9. Celebrating the Innovators
10. Through the Eyes of an Early Adopter: A Personal Narrative
11. Preparing Our Students
12. Expanding Access to Education through Open Educational Resources (OERs)
13. Creating a Safe Environment for Innovators
14. Living with the Skeptics: A Personal Journey
15. Connecting the Dots: Data from a Personal Perspective
16. Building Community Through Assessment
17. Moving through Hostos, a Student Grown into a Staff and Faculty Member
18. Afterword

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From the Publisher

“Wolfe, Lyons, and Guevara provide readers with must-read hands-on advice to all of us in higher education, on the important role educational technology plays in the classroom in helping students succeed, and how faculty can embrace and adopt it.” (Carlos Morales, President of TCC Connect Campus, Tarrant County College, USA)

“Purveyors of how-to guides love generic rules. But there’s only one rule: leverage your distinctiveness. When it comes to implementing educational technology, I’ve never seen it done better than in this book, where carefully thinking through context and constituency shows how best to meet academic goals with technological means–means we must all become adept at using.” (George Otte, University Director of Academic Technology and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Professional Studies, City University of New York, USA)

“This book persuasively makes the case for innovative and responsive organizational approaches, support at all levels of the institution, and collaborative leadership to effectively manage the changes required for the wider diffusion and successful implementation of educational technology.” (Susan Ko, Clinical Professor, Lehman College, USA)

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