From the Director’s Desk
Welcome to the inaugural issue of CIT Cornerstone—an electronic newsletter!
This newsletter highlights some of the issues and initiatives with instructional technologies and mentions various resources that are available when you incorporate online tools in courses. As I am sure you know, the use of instructional technologies is a daunting task in this constantly changing environment. Just keeping up with the trends in higher education is a challenge in itself. The Center for Instructional Technologies (CIT) is here to help apply the various tools and address the subsequent issues that you must consider when planning courses.
Each issue will have a “special guest” who will be updating you on innovative uses of technology to enhance learning. In this issue, please read Beth Klingner’s article on e-portfolios.
Hopefully, after reading the newsletter you will have a better idea of certain issues, many of which you may never of thought important. If you need additional information on any of the materials mentioned, please contact us and we will provide you with more detailed information.
I thought this would be a great opportunity to provide you with an overview of the CIT. We are located in both the Pleasantville and New York Library where we have modest labs for faculty to work with the CIT staff. As you can imagine, much of our work is done online using the Blackboard course management software platform.
The CIT full-time staff includes Manager--Jackie Womack and Courseware Designer/Web Designer--Kristina Macmillan who are located on the City campus while Multimedia/Course Designer--Dhal Anglada and Courseware Designer/Coordinator--Joe Seijo are situated in Pleasantville. All full-time staff travel to the various campuses, especially those sites where we do not have a permanent presence. Another key component of the CIT, is the talented student assistants. They help faculty with designing web pages and coursework, as well as, help with software adoptions. If you want to sit down with a staff member, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
And finally, I wanted to remind you that the CIT maintains
a “faculty gateway” website comprised of the latest information on workshops
along with other important web-based information. The gateway serves
as a one-stop information-gathering resource. If you are not familiar
with the site, go to http://pace.edu/cit/gateway
to view the resources and workshops available.