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Oct 19, 2010

Using Quotations to Prime Class Discussions

You can use a “Quote of the Day” to a) introduce a concept, b) inject some humor, or c) complete a class by asking "how does this quotation relate to what we did today?" Here's a suggestion of how you can use them to help students organize their thoughts in preparation for a class discussion. You might, for example, have a quotation on the board when students arrive in class. Ask students to read and consider the quotation and prepare to share their ideas. THINK: Students write down their thoughts on how the quotation connects to the day’s topic (2 minutes).… More

Author: francine_glazer

Oct 13, 2010

Facebook, Network Literacy and Brand You

If you haven’t read the latest Facebook blog post by Mr. Social Network himself, Mark Zuckerberg, you might want to take a peek.  The most visited website on the Internet  – yes, Google is listening and wants your Facebook data! – Zuckerberg appears to have heard our requests for greater privacy and greater ability to self-manage our personal information.  I’ve commented previously on the importance of taking your online life very seriously.  You might graduate with credentials, but in a ubiquitous networked world where information abounds your online profile (sometimes referred to as your data shadow) is never far behind.… More

Author: sebastien_marion

Oct 12, 2010

Media Literacy

The Center for Media Literacy (http://www.medialit.org ) uses this expanded definition: Media Literacy is a 21st century approach to education. It provides a framework to access, analyze, evaluate and create messages in a variety of forms — from print to video to the Internet. Media literacy builds an understanding of the role of media in society as well as essential skills of inquiry and self-expression necessary for citizens of a democracy.    Core Concepts All media messages are constructed. Media messages are constructed using a creative language with its own rules. Different people experience the same media message differently. Media… More

Author: francine_glazer

Oct 08, 2010

SSC Blog Spot

Welcome to the SSC Blog spot!   My name is Anna Ye, Student Solutions Manager at the Manhattan Campus.  This is where I’ll get to share with you about events and important reminders to help make your academic year less stressful.   I’d like to give a special welcome to all of our  NEW STUDENTS at NYIT.  If you did not get a chance to attend our SSC Open House on October 28th, please stop by the Student Solutions Center in MA (16W 61st St) or OW (Harry Schure Hall, 1st floor) and meet your  SSC Manager. Every student has… More

Author: anna_ye

Oct 06, 2010

Top 6 Mistakes NYIT Students Make in the Job Application Process

I recently ran searches for several job openings. One search was for a professional staff position in Career Services, and the other was for several student staff positions for the Community Service Centers. The applicants couldn’t have been more different. Candidates applying for the professional staff position submitted resumes highlighting relevant work experience and educational training.  Most cover letters referred back to the job posting, and candidates highlighted related skills and identified the  top reasons for which they should be considered for the job. Spelling and grammar were nearly perfect. Student applicants could learn a bit from these job seekers.… More

Author: amy_bravo

Oct 04, 2010

Visual Literacy: What do you see?

  Visual imagery can be used in many disciplines not only to increase students’ content knowledge, but also to build their visual and media literacy skills.   The term “Visual Literacy” was first coined in 1969 by John Debes, who offered the following definition: “Visual Literacy refers to a group of vision-competencies a human being can develop by seeing and at the same time having and integrating other sensory experiences.”   In his 1997 article “Thoughts on Visual Literacy,” Philip Yenawine describes visual literacy as “the ability to find meaning in imagery” involving “simple identification (naming what one sees) to complex… More

Author: francine_glazer

Sep 28, 2010

Brief Hybrids – A Small Step Towards Integrating Technology

Brief Hybrid activities allow you to test out a new technology by integrating it into your regular teaching in a thoughtful, strategic way that does not commit your whole course to this new technology. What is a Brief Hybrid (BH)? A "Brief Hybrid" (BH) is an activity of approximately 15-20 minutes intended to help a group of people produce or learn how to do something useful. In its simplest form, a BH allows you to introduce a concept, try out a technological teaching tool, actively engage your learners as they process the experience, and point participants to additional resources, all within… More

Author: francine_glazer

Sep 21, 2010

Portion Sizes and Food Labels

Many of us get on the scale and are surprised by the number staring back at us, We think back to what we've eaten over the last few days and things don't seem to add up. Aside from the types of food you may be eating, the amounts are critical as well. An important feature of food labels is serving size. Yes, your snack may say 100 calories per serving and if there's one serving per container, then that's all you eat. But if each container has two and half serving and you finished the whole thing, your calorie intake is… More

Author: mindy_haar

Sep 19, 2010

Newsletter Format for a Course Syllabus

In an attempt to help first year students / freshman and be sensitive to the cultural impact of both international students and students leaving a smaller town to venture into the ‘big city,’ I have adapted my approach to the ‘course outline.’ I have used a newsletter format in order to begin the semester on a more informal but informative note. This idea comes about from experiential learning and a self-examination of what it is like to be a learner who is concerned about expectations and pathways to success. Consequently I began to consider what my students don’t know but… More

Author: francine_glazer

Sep 16, 2010

Quick Search Tip: NYIT Library Url

How to locate and bookmark the NYIT Library homepage. Video (Length: 42 seconds) More

Author: sebastien_marion

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Profiles
James Wyckoff James Wyckoff
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department: Communication Arts
Campus: Old Westbury
Charles Matz Charles Matz, A.I.A., R.I.B.A., C.I.D.
Associate Professor
Department: Interior Design
Campus: Old Westbury
Babak Beheshti Babak Beheshti
Associate Professor
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
Campus: Old Westbury