From CUNY Academic Commons


These courses and modules do a wonderful job of incorporating or taking advantage of multimedia.

Professor Roslyn Berstein’s course blog – This is an example of the ePortfolio system implemented by the Instructional Technology Fellows at Macaulay Honors College: Teaching and Learning with Technology. The ePortfolio system has made it incredibly easy for individual students, and sometimes entire classes, to create blog-like websites that act as repositories of commentary, criticism, and documentation of the real life experiences of Macaulay students.

An Inconvenient Truth – This is one of LaGuardia Community College’s “First Year Experience” sites. The goal of each site is “to establish a greater sense of community among students and to provide an introduction to intellectual life at the college. ” Each site has a common reading, multiple paths andl inks for doing research on the reading, forums for sharing ideas and information, teaching resources, related blogs, and ways for students to apply what they have learned to their own lives and communities.

Close Reading of a Passage – A sample interactive writing exercise from Lawrence Kowerski’s Greek Civilization course.

Oral Communication for the Non-Native Speaker– Erika Heppner’s course makes students’ lives the content of the course. (Students create their own videos and other digital representations.)

New York City Stories– Liz Iannotti’s course begins by telling students, “You are now a member of an elite task force assigned with collecting data and images and capturing–for the sake of future generations–a snapshot of a particular aspect of life in New York City.”

School to Work Transitioning – Diane Nahas’s course makes students digital story-telling the goal and content of instruction.

Medieval Literature – Carl Grindley’s course is a Blackboard course.

Tony Picciano’s Video Lecture on Bilingual Education – This is one of a series of video “lectures” that Tony recorded in his house. Look at how relaxed he is! (If this opens in Windows Media Player, click the “full screen icon” to enlarge it.)

PHILOSOPHY Courses Online in CUNY


PHI 301 Computers, Ethics, Society and Human Values


SS 610 Introduction to Philosophy

SS 620 Philosophy of Religion

SS 630 Ethics

SS 640 Medical Ethics

SS 680 Perspectives on Death and Dying


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