Media Theory Week 14

This week students presented their research projects to the class. Most students included a survey with quantitative results as part of their PowerPoint, as a way to help prove their thesis. Several also included their literature review as part of their presentation. Some students found interesting case studies to incorporate into their research. A few… Continue reading Media Theory Week 14

Media Theory Week 5

This week in my Media Theory class is covering the Karl Marxist’s theory of Capitalism and how the conflict theory affects the mass media. Students will be analyzing The Hunger Games movie based on a Marxist’s ideology viewpoint to see how class systems works in film. Chapter 5 Focus Questions: Ideology - is defined as… Continue reading Media Theory Week 5

Web Design Reflection

Whenever I teach a new course I like to take time to reflect back on it. This enables me, so I can tweak the course for my future students. I had the privilege of teaching a new course called Web Design at 3 different colleges. I used the same textbook called Responsive Design with Html5,… Continue reading Web Design Reflection

Web Design Week 15

Yes, it is finals we for my web design classes. This week I will be reviewing both Mercy College’s students personal art portfolio websites and PACE University’s students nonprofit group websites. I am looking to seeing how all their sites turned out. Each class will take time to critique each other’s sites and provide constructive… Continue reading Web Design Week 15

Web Design Week 14

It is show and tell time this week for my web design classes. Teams will be presenting their group nonprofit sites that they have feverishly been working on the second half of the semester. The groups have made a tremendous effort to coordinate together even in a pandemic to build site that have meaning and… Continue reading Web Design Week 14

My Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is to guide students not to fear technology but to embrace it. This form of instruction can be accomplished by being a patient, yet caring teacher. As a professor, I encourage my students to ask and answer critical thinking questions about course content, so that I know they’re not only obtaining knowledge… Continue reading My Teaching Philosophy

Web Design Week 13

This week in my web design classes, I covered other marketing tools like blogging, infographics, and mashup videos, so students will understand why these features are good to include into a website. We also discussed the importance of search engine optimization, usability testing, and website maintenance. Lastly, we talked about the steps for the life… Continue reading Web Design Week 13

Web Design Week 12

This week’s web design class will be learning how to add social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, TikTok, and Twitter, to a website. Each team will be asked to include at least two media sites into their nonprofit site. Social media marketing can benefit a website, as it helps usually increases traffic back… Continue reading Web Design Week 12

Web Design Week 11

This week my web design students will be learning about how to incorporate JavaScript into a website. Javascript is used to add interactivity to any website, such as style text differently or ask a user to do some sort of activity on a webpage. The creative interactivity is more appealing to visitors and is often… Continue reading Web Design Week 11

Web Design Week 10

My web design students this week will be learning how to add audio and video using html and css to websites. By adding these new features both their personal and group websites can be more appealing to visitors. The main goal of any website is obviously to create interactive elements to draw more traffic to… Continue reading Web Design Week 10