This is a short list of long-term projects that we’re currently working on with faculty…
PE 195 Video– Ellen O’Connor and Peter Aguilar, Physical Education/Life Fitness - This is just a segment of the entire video. PURPOSE: The main purpose of the PE 195 video program was to provide an “on demand” teaching component to this self-paced course. The course features 42 different exercises classified into 7 muscle groups that are all designed to improve strength, balance and flexibility to assist persons in completing their activities of daily living and functional performance. The exercises can be done at home as they focus on the use of body weight and minimal equipment as training mechanisms.
The goal of the LFC is to assist students in becoming self-managed exercisers. Our goal with this video is 1) provide these teaching techniques in the LFC at all times the LFC is open 2) to provide an opportunity for students to take their work home (ie DVD for purchase in the campus bookstore) and 3) to put it in moodle at some point where students can “steam” the information as they progress through the course.
Student Oral Histories Project – Denise Bacchus, English Skillshttp://instructors.sbcc.edu/bacchus/sohp/diaspora/
PURPOSE: The webblog is a place for interaction/dialogue, reading and writing. It is a place (an event, a gathering, a sharing) where students build their self-esteems and boost each other’s confidence as writers and readers. In this environment students bring women to the center of the conversation and recognize their strengths. As recognized readers and writers they support each other and take oral histories and, along with their facilitator, they follow writing instructions and create narrative essays.
Based on information gathered while doing my dissertation, I found that “fun” described what the students wanted as a part of their learning. And, “fun” meant a lively environment that valued them as participants in their learning, an environment that encouraged dialogue and creativity. So, because I believe that it’s necessary to incorporate the needs of the students and their constant use of technology, I decided to create a web/blog to enhance literacy development on all levels and various ways.
Web-based Grammar Tutorial — Lou Spaventa & Sheila Wiley, English Skills
The idea behind this tutorial is to help students understand and apply standard grammar usage to their writing. We do not assume that they know English grammar. We will attempt to teach them some grammar, just enough to improve them essay writing. We will do this step by step.