Interview with Jessica Morley of AMMAL

By Lisa Tagliaferri|May 19, 2016|Of interest|0 comments

The Futures Initiative and HASTAC are proud to be partnering with AMMAL, a non-profit education initiative that provides those who identify as female with both face-to-face and remotely-taught training in technology skills. This teaching and learning is done outside of a classroom environment and taps into a grassroots community of women who work to empower each other in the diverse neighborhoods of East London. As part of this process, learners are given access to a 24/7 peer-led

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Call for Presentations: Bronx EdTech Showcase 2016

By Lisa Tagliaferri|January 11, 2016|Of interest|0 comments

2016 Bronx CUNY EdTech Showcase “Ready or Not? Student Preparedness into and out of our Institutions” Join the three Bronx CUNY colleges for a very special opportunity to discuss the impact of technology across the education spectrum from high schools through undergraduate, workforce development and beyond.  This year our committee seeks cross-community, cross-campus and cross-disciplinary groups and individuals to lead discussions and share success stories, ideas, and roadmaps that can

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Interdisciplinarity and Access, or Inviting Everyone to the Party

By Lisa Tagliaferri|September 12, 2015|Reflection|0 comments

The author with Futures Initiative Teaching Fellows and administration at the Year-End Celebration photo booth   As a Fellow for the Futures Initiative, it’s hard not to be forward-looking — the prospective horizons of higher education are not only suggested but contained in the name. And there is a lot to look forward to. Despite sometimes staggering inequities for students and prospective faculty alike, I can’t help but sense that we are on

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Introduction to GIS Workshops Fall 2015

By Lisa Tagliaferri|September 10, 2015|Events of Interest, Of interest|0 comments

The following is a contribution from Frank Donnelly, Geospatial Data Librarian at Baruch College: Every semester I offer a day-long crash course that covers the basics of geographic information systems. You’ll learn the fundamental concepts of layering, joining data to map layers, coordinate systems, and geoprocessing, and you’ll work through examples of doing neighborhood-level site selection and creating thematic maps (like the one in the image below). I use the free

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Sept 25: NYC Media Lab’s Annual Summit

By Allison Guess|September 8, 2015|Events of Interest|0 comments

On Friday September 25, 2015 from 9am – 5pm, the NYC Media Lab will host its Annual Summit, highlighting projects and talent within digital media from universities in the NYC area and beyond, including a number of CUNY participants. According to the NYC Media Lab Summit’s website, “This is an opportunity for media executives, technologists, and decision makers to explore interesting technologies and applications related to the future of media.”

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Best Practices in Academic Technology Conference at Medgar Evers College

By Danica Savonick|September 2, 2015|Events of Interest|0 comments

On September 18 from 10 am – 6 pm, Medgar Evers College will host a CUNY-wide conference on “Best Practices in Academic Technology.” According to their website “Paolo Freire and Carter Woodson both envisioned a liberatory educational practice that would someday upend the social order of our world. With the advent of learning technologies, the realization of that vision is well within the grasp of contemporary educators. As the world enters the Anthropocene era,

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Google’s “Education on Air” Free Online Conference

By Lisa Tagliaferri|May 2, 2015|Events of Interest, Of interest|1 comments

I was notified about this from the college where I’m teaching — it may be of interest to some of you just to see what others are doing and what Google for Education is all about. It seems less-directed to Higher Ed than K-12. May 8th, 10AM-3PM EDT May 9th, 7AM-9:30PM EDT Recordings of sessions will be available. http://educationonair.withgoogle.com/live/2015-may

Civic Institute Interview

By Lisa Tagliaferri|February 17, 2015|Announcements|0 comments

Now appearing on the Civic Institute’s website is Jan Gmurczyk’s interview with Cathy Davidson about learning how to learn and collaboration within education. They also discuss how to use technology for education, and why equality is such an important concern. The article is in Polish, read it here.    

Collaborative Learning for a Digital Age

By Cathy Davidson|January 9, 2015|Announcements, Reflection|0 comments

This is an excerpt from Now You See It:  How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn (Viking, 2011).   It was published, in this condensed format, in the Chronicle of Higher Education, The Chronicle of Higher Education. August 26, 2011 Collaborative Learning for the Digital Age Kevin Van Aelst for The Chronicle Review By Cathy N. Davidson Five or six years ago, I

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Futures Initiative Director Cathy Davidson will be Keynote Speaker at 13th Annual CUNY IT Conference

By Lisa Tagliaferri|November 7, 2014|Announcements, Events of Interest|0 comments

The 13th Annual CUNY IT Conference will be taking place on December 4th and 5th at John Jay College this year. Cathy Davidson, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Futures Initiative, will be giving the Opening Keynote at 3:30pm on December 4th. See the full program here.   CUNY IT Conference 2014 Overview Change is the new constant, but some (big) changes are more like shifts: shifts in practice and

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