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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

Sep 13, 2010

Setting the Tone for Your Class: Guiding Students toward Effective Study Strategies

Use class time during the first week of the term to provide students with guidelines and suggestions for successful study strategies. Examples of study discussion topics included the following: How to take notes effectively while reading the required text or during class meetings; The importance of supplementing bullet headings in class Power Point slides with additional information provided during class or found in relevant assigned readings; How to form an effective study group -- rules for cooperation (focus on study, not socializing, quizzing one another, comparing notes from lecture, reading, peer review, etc.); How to prepare for exams. Karpicke, Butler, &… More

Author: francine_glazer

Sep 11, 2010

Fall Semester 2010…and we’re off!

Welcome back!  When I last saw most of you we were concluding the spring semester, hotly anticipating the summer months. Well, the summer flew and much anticipated vacations at the Jersey shore washed up, literally.  So much happened and upon reflection, I realize that we accomplished much more than we expected!  First, Adrienne McNally, the Assistant Director of Experiential Education in OW, delivered a flawless baby girl.  One might even say she is practically perfect!  All those months of suffering from merry-go-round and tea cup rides in her belly certainly paid off.  Congratulations Adrienne!  We look forward to your return in… More

Author: amy_bravo

Sep 10, 2010

Video: Internet Public Library

Do you have 5 minutes to learn something new today? Join NYIT Librarian Ken Distler on YouTube for a tour of the Internet Public Library (IPL). Video (Length: 5:06 minutes) More

Author: sebastien_marion

Sep 08, 2010

Welcome New Students!

Today was the first day of classes at NYIT's New York Campuses. Welcome back! Our Admission’s office is hard at work, getting ready to head out and meet the class of 2015 (Did you know that NYIT admission counselors make nearly 800 visits a year?) As we pack our bags and grab our inquiry cards (Did you know you can fill out a card online?), I thought that this was a good time to reflect back on the amazing year NYIT just had. Here are just some of the headlines from this year! NYIT’s School of Architecture and Design was… More

Author: christine_krut

Sep 03, 2010

Greetings from the library

Welcome new and returning NYIT students! The libraries are one of your greatest learning allies at NYIT. To get the ball rolling, here are a few library bookmarks that belong in your web browser’s toolbar. Library homepage and catalog Databases and indexes and journal locator RefWorks citation manager Ask a librarian e-mail service Throughout the year our team of friendly librarians will introduce you to a number of research hacks, tips and tricks and research strategies designed to get you ahead in today’s information rich world. You can tune-in to our attention streams by looking for us both online and… More

Author: sebastien_marion

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Ely Rabin Ely Rabin
Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Neuroscience and Histology
Campus: Old Westbury
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Office: Financial Affairs
Campus: Old Westbury
Katherine Williams Katherine Williams
Chair and Associate Professor
Department: English
Campus: Manhattan