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Developing a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Case Study Using Google Docs in a Master of Public Health Student Cohort

Sonia K. González

Dr. González offers a strategy for teaching Master of Public Health students to engage with data to identify and analyze the impacts COVID-19 on vulnerable populations living in NYC by developing a case study on the novel coronavirus. Using Google Docs, students wrote a case study that can be used in future classrooms to guide conversations about COVID-19. They additionally reflected on the benefits and challenges of the technology as an educational tool.

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Three students stand at the front of a classroom. They are pointing at a computer and consult a map. A student stands behind them wearing virtual reality equipment.
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Immersive Education: Virtual Reality and Project-Based Learning in the History Classroom

Andrew Wilson

This article details a student-centered assignment that integrates primary source analysis and the immersive medium of virtual reality. The goal of the activity was to increase student spatial familiarity and geographic knowledge of historic spaces, as well as expand their interest in primary sources.

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Composite profile for 'Ima Student.' The profile starts with an introduction and an image of the Colombian flag in the top third of the profile. In the bottom section, the profile has numbered three literacies with three headings. The first heading is Colombian Spanish and, it includes a link to a YouTube video demonstrating the literacy. The profile also includes descriptions about Ima Student’s social media literacy and their music literacy.
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Diluting the Dominance of SAE: A Multiliteracies Profile Sequence and Assignment

L. Corinne Jones

This Multimodal Profile, supplemental paper, and assignment sequence was designed to help students build a bridge between their social media compositions and their academic compositions to promote high-road transfer and value students’ multiliteracies.

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Twitter for Academic Purposes: How to Guide Students

Sarah-Elizabeth Byosiere

This article presents a semester-long, low-stakes, scaffolded assignment I developed for a master’s-level course titled Companion Animals in Society at CUNY Hunter College (Fall 2019). The ultimate goal of the assignment was to provide students with a comprehensive guide to developing skills and understanding in science communication, as well as furthering their professional development online, specifically by using Twitter.

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Chance Encounters: Pedagogical Methodologies for Teaching Creative Coding

Andrew Demirjian

This paper presents a model for teaching drawing with computer programming, using conceptual and visual characteristics of twentieth century avant-garde painting practices. It examines how this pedagogic methodology is then developed to combine, synthesize, and apply these insights algorithmically, using the Python programming language, to produce generative artistic forms that can be evaluated and iteratively refined. The learning unit’s goal is to provide media production students with a tangible formula to continually build their critical, creative, and technical skills as they engage with visual culture.

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