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Matt on January 22, 2014

Mercy College is a mid-size comprehensive college in the New York metropolitan area. We are members of the Next Generation Learning Challenges grant to produce Open Educational Resources (OER). Our institution provides an affordable education to a community of students who are the first generation to attend college. Providing low cost and high quality OER […]

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Matt on October 10, 2013

The head librarian at our Bronx campus asked me a favor.  With her as executive producer, I played director and editor on this fun intro video for the Bronx Campus:

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Matt on April 2, 2010

Each semester the faculty at Mercy College gather together for a full day conference, we call it Faculty Seminar Day.  The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, a faculty-driven center, selects the theme, organizes the event, and delivers a highly valued service to the college community. The Spring 2012 began our close relationship with Melissa Peet […]

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Matt on April 3, 2009

Three of my favorite courses are listed below, with a small screen shot, and goal statement. For details, follow the links to earlier posts. Course Title: SATCOM and the Battle-Smart Warrior Goal: Teach new naval officers the importance of satellite communications (SATCOM) Check out the SATCOM Details post. Course Title: AED Refresher Training Goal: Refresher […]

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Matt on March 25, 2009

Course Title: SATCOM and the Battle Smart Warrior Interactivity: We created a branching activity where the learner could select his/her own path through the content. The animated character delivers a conversational style lecture, asks questions, and makes jokes. Interactivity: We designed a game for the SATCOM learner to complete four different missions. When a mission […]

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Matt on March 15, 2009

Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) The picture below shows the first scene in a complex activity. Learners watch a video of an emergency scenario unfolding. Several times during the video, there are critical decisions to be made by the emergency team members. At each of these decision points, the learner is asked to make a choice. […]

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Matt on March 10, 2009

Cleanroom Hazards This course was an introduction to Lab Safety at a semiconductor manufacturer. Working with a team of artists, we created a typical cleanroom common to semiconductor manufacturers. There are 6 “hotspots” or areas that the learner can navigate to, discover the hazards, then return to the main lab. One hotspot is highlighted in […]

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Matt on March 4, 2009

I served as Lead Instructional Designer for the following courses: Client: Applied Materials Application Lab Access Course 1 Application Lab Access Course 2 Client: BOC Edwards CELLAWISE: Safe Cellar Management Gas Delivery Equipment Training Medical Gas Safety Client: Chevron Texaco Electrical Safety Training (NFPA 70E) Electrical Safety, Qualified Person Client: Cisco Systems AED Refresher Training […]

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Matt on February 16, 2009

Here are just two examples of teaching approaches. Teaching the phrasal verb “Go up to”: Here’s one example of how to teach the phrasal verb “go up to.” The strategy is to elicit the answer from students. Click the image to open a short presentation (created in PowerPoint with iSpirng Flash conversion). Systems Thinking: Here’s […]

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