A PDF of article you want your students to read, a JPG file of a work of art you would like to show on your class website, an MP3 or an MP4 of a musical performance for your students to listen to or watch and comment on... Electronic files like these are increasingly easy to get a hold of and share on the Internet, and sharing for educational purposes constitutes fair use --- or does it?
Detecting incidents of cheating and plagiarism has always presented challenges in higher education and unfortunately, digital technology facilitates academic dishonesty. Familiarizing yourself and your students with existing policies is one way to begin to address this issue.
Dropbox is a cloud-based file storage solution which helps you not only manage your files but also automatically back them up and access them from multiple locations. It is also a great tool for collaboration. Learn how this system can help you avoid trouble with files.
Your beautiful syllabus spells out every detail, and you have gone over it in class. But still, here it comes, the endless litany of questions: "Prof, where is class meeting on Thursday?" "When's the midterm?," "Can I send you my homework by email?" "Do you give extra credit?" Your mailbox is overflowing, and you, well, you feel like pulling your hair out. Here is an idea your hairdresser will approve of: a mini-quiz
What are ePortfolios? How are they used for reflection and showcasing one's work? How are they different from course management systems or systems for student assessment? This post summarizes some of the key uses of ePortfolios, and encourages you to think about how "the future is electronic".
Lecture capturing (recording a lecture so students students can view it later) provides flexibility and convenience in delivering course content, and offers some learning benefits for students. Learn about the benefits of lecture capture and explore some options available for Queens College faculty.