A Place to Learn, Work, and Share: City Tech’s OpenLab is an open-source digital platform where students, faculty, and staff can meet to learn, work, and share their ideas. Its goals are to support teaching and learning, enable connection and collaboration, and strengthen the intellectual and social life of the college community.
An Open Lab: Unlike closed online teaching systems, the OpenLab allows classes across the curriculum to communicate with one another and the world beyond City Tech. Like a lab, it provides a space where faculty and students can work together, experiment, and innovate.
By City Tech, for City Tech: The OpenLab is being created for the City Tech community by a team that includes City Tech faculty, staff, and current and former students. We want you to be involved – please share your ideas for the site and your thoughts on how it can be improved.
Open Source Software: We’ve built the OpenLab using the open source blogging, publishing, and social networking platforms WordPress and BuddyPress. We’re proud to be part of an educational community committed to open source technologies.
A Living Lab: The OpenLab is part of a five-year initiative at City Tech called “A Living Laboratory: Revitalizing General Education for a 21st-Century College of Technology,” funded by the U. S. Department of Education under its Strengthening Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Title V Program. Learn more about the “Living Lab.”
Want to see what’s possible on the OpenLab? Take our tour for some great examples of Courses, Projects, Clubs, and Portfolios. And don’t forget to join the Open Road, our site for keeping you up to date on OpenLab news and events!
Need More Information? Contact us for more information about the OpenLab.