Author Archives: Kristin Moriah

The Trouble With MOOCS

June 3rd, 2013 | Posted by Kristin Moriah in Blog - (0 Comments)

In Assessing Coursera, the LMS | Bloviate, Baruch College’s Luke Waltzer writes that The most troubling aspect of the MOOC hype has been how quickly this approach to teaching and learning with technology has been seen by a variety of constituencies as a tool/excuse for slashing public funding for higher education, for “doing more with less,” …
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CUNY First, Users Last?

May 30th, 2013 | Posted by Kristin Moriah in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Brooklyn College’s Prof. David Arnow outlines many of the problems with the CUNY First system, soon to be implemented at the GC. Some of the scarier implications apparently include the fact that CUNY Central pursued CUNY in order to gain “absolute control over all college activity, including curriculum. For example, whoever controls the catalog, the …
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Open Your Data!: CUNY Public Data Hub

May 10th, 2013 | Posted by Kristin Moriah in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Women in STEM is creating a student data hub on OpenCUNY! Why? Because the process of collecting data can be costly and time prohibitive. Sample data sets also provide a great way to learn statistics, visualization and other data heavy software tools. So, if you’ve collected an interesting data set that you think other students …
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The New York Women in Mathematics and Computing network and workshops aim to foster mentoring and collaboration among female faculty and Ph.D students at CUNY and New York metropolitan area. The workshops will address three aspects of academic careers: teaching, research (publication & grant), and leadership. The workshop is going to take place on May 10th, …
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CUNY Catalog Exposé in the GC Advocate

May 3rd, 2013 | Posted by Kristin Moriah in Library - (0 Comments)

Members of the Ad Hoc CUNY Library Catalog Committee break down the current CUNY library catalog situation: One thing all graduate students have in common across disciplines is the huge amount of time we spend trying to find articles and books for research. At CUNY, it is especially bad. We spend so much time searching …
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New Resolution on the CUNY Library Catalog + Response

April 25th, 2013 | Posted by Kristin Moriah in Library - (0 Comments)

At the March 15th plenary meeting of the DSC a new resolution on the CUNY Library Catalog was adopted. In essence, students demanded that CUNY facilitate catalog maintenance and improvement, which will lead to improved accuracy of search results and better inter-­‐ operability of the CUNY+ catalog with other library networks and search services. We were …
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