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 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 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

Adjunct Orientation

Last night, I had the privilege of attending a fantastic orientation for Marist College’s adjunct professors. It was located in the new Hancock building on their Poughkeepsie campus. It was nice to meet and mingle with the deans, chairs and other teachers that represent each school at the college. It was great to be face-to-face… Continue reading Adjunct Orientation

Freedom Isn’t Free

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 I am trying to understand why we are allowing big media tech companies like Twitter to censor good American citizens. For example from July 4th, Sam Brown, a retired Army Captain, tweeted “Freedom Isn’t Free”. His tweet… Continue reading Freedom Isn’t Free

A Hero or A Traitor?

After teaching Introduction to Media Studies I am still reflecting on the class answers to one of the last assignments, which was to research the Edward Snowden case. Each student had to decide about the following questions: Was he a hero or a traitor? Or was he a whistleblower that was just misunderstood? Should he… Continue reading A Hero or A Traitor?

Interested in Adjunct Teaching? Part 1

Once you have completed your masters degree you can teach at any college or university. I often get asked, “Where to start as an adjunct teacher?” Here’s how to become an adjunct teacher: Prior to searching for teaching job have the following information: a cover letter, a current resume, a copy of your original college… Continue reading Interested in Adjunct Teaching? Part 1

Media 101 Week 15

Yes, this Friday is the last day of classes, which means next week is final exams for students. This week’s Media 101 class is also covering how mass media affects the world globally. We discussed how the digital divide hinders the ability to communicate to everyone. We reviewed how foreign authoritative government’s often control their… Continue reading Media 101 Week 15

Media 101 Week 13

This week’s Media class is learning about media methods and theories. Students are discovering the difference between quantitative and qualitative research tools used for collecting and analyzing data on a topic. The class discussed several different communication models that apply to media and how they evolved throughout history. Students realized the importance of delivering the… Continue reading Media 101 Week 13