Title of the proposal
Re-Imagine: Universal Design for Student Online Readiness Assessment
Carlos Guevara – Director, Educational Technology & CTL
Presenters (all from Hostos Community College):
Carlos Guevara, Director, Educational Technology & CTL
Carlos Guevara holds a BS and Master degrees in Computer Science from CUNY & NYU Poly, and is currently pursuing his doctorate degree in Instructional Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University. With over 15 years of experience in Higher Education, Carlos currently works at Hostos Community College, CUNY, as Director of the Office of Educational Technology and Co-Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning. Carlos is also Chair or the HEO Organization at Hostos, and President and Founder of the Ecuadorian Youth Organization, and Ecuadorian Scholars Fund.
George Rosa, Sr. Instructional Design Specialist, EdTech
Aaron Davis, Instructional Design Specialist, EdTech
General description of the initiative or project
Online readiness tools usually consist of tutorial and test methodology. After researching multiple approaches, the EdTech Office took advantage of the tool all students will use, Blackboard. EdTech used Blackboard’s potential to create a tool to prepare students taking online classes. This tool was created to address different learning styles, assess, and ensure comprehension. EdTech will demonstrate the tool, and present initial findings gathered from student interactions with the tool.