SESSION 1: 10:45 am – 11:45 am Room 1.107
The New Zero-Cost Curated Course Pack: Interactive databases, videos and other library gems to enrich your teaching
Presenters: Ellen Sexton, Robin Davis
Go beyond pricey textbooks and static PDFs with these interactive learning materials, available at zero cost to students and faculty through the library. Two John Jay librarians will take you on a hands-on tour of the library’s “hidden gems.” We will showcase three online resources that offer students new ways to engage with curricular materials, the library’s extensive streaming holdings, and finally we will lead a discussion on how the resources we covered can be used to promote student learning.
SESSION 2: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Room 1.107
OERientation: Open Alternatives to Textbooks at John Jay
Presenters: Anthony Carpi, Catherine Kemp, Raymond Patton, Ellen Sexton, Edward Snajdr
This panel will introduce John Jay faculty to Open Educational Resources (OER) and other alternative resources that can be used to supplement or replace textbooks in the college classroom. Participants will learn about the principles behind Open and Alternative Resources, their benefits for student learning, student success, course design and pedagogy, some of the challenges involved, how John Jay faculty members are already using alternative materials, and about initiatives and opportunities at John Jay in the coming year.
SESSION 3: 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Room 1.107
New York Slavery Records Index: A Resource for Classroom Instruction
Presenters: Judy-Lynne Peters, Ned Benton
Panelists will present their database, New York Slavery Records Index, nyslavery.commons.gc.cuny.edu (general password “freedom”) and explain how the original slavery records can be integrated into teaching, with examples for policy analysis, literature, human services, political science and other disciplines.