After learning about NYU’s Web Publishing service from attending the FAS Innovation in Language Teaching Workshop, Professor Gabriela Nik Ilieva decided to use the NYU Web Publishing platform (WordPress) for her project building websites for collecting, organizing, and sharing instructional materials for Hindi, Urdu, and Bhangra; languages that are underrepresented with respect to open educational resources.
FAS Ed Tech partnered with Liberal Studies Life Science professors Lori Nicholas and Kevin Bonney to develop interactive content modules for use in both their face-to-face and online courses (LS launched a pilot online course in Life Science for the Summer 2017 semester). Each module presents course content through accessible, interactive multimedia presentations that also test students on their knowledge and understanding of the material.
Professors of Italian Language (Italian Studies) developed a shared multimedia assessment bank to gauge students’ comprehension, listening, and writing skills.
Professor Ben Stewart (Expository Writing Program) uses Google Forms as a formative assessment tool in his Writing the Essay course.
Professor Allen Mincer (Physics) flipped CORE-Quarks to Cosmos, a large lecture course for non-science majors. He developed original content to replace the use of two required textbooks and promoted active learning activities in class.
Professor Marc Lieberman (Economics) flipped the recitation sections of his large lecture course, Introduction to Microeconomics, and eliminated the need for students to purchase a textbook and platform license.