How will you be able to use the Openlab, our open digital platform? How could students, other faculty, and administrators use it? Here are some examples from digital platforms in use at other colleges that use the same applications we have planned for the Openlab:
Modern American History, Fall 2010
This course site for Prof. Tom Harbison’s history course features course details and schedule, assignments, supports (e.g. lecture slides), and student blog postings. All students in this course are members of the blog.
Another possibility is to ask students to create their own blogs, and use RSS feeds to pull their posts into the main course site.
Alternate Worlds, Macaulay Honors College, Spring 2011
This course site for Prof. Joe Ugoretz’s course has many of the same features as the history course above, but adds in private forums (students must be logged in to post/view) and some grading support behind the scenes.
The Geography Club Blog, University of Mary Washington
iMagazine, Baruch College’s student writing journal
(Students will also use the Openlab to create Eportfolios.)
Teaching Blogs at Baruch College
A space for faculty across the college to talk about best practices for teaching in many disciplines.
Baruch College Alumni Magazine
A great way to reach out to alumni.
Intra-departmental communication and file-sharing hub
CSI Campus-Wide Academic Outcomes Assessment Committee
College-wide committee work
For the Openlab Project
Have the team use a blog to communicate about site news
Have the development team use a blog to communicate about site features
Have the team write about activities on the site
Open discussion of process of creating/using the site