June 5th, 2020
Hope you are well and are staying safe.
It is June 5th today. I’m not certain how many of your are checking your college related e-mails now. But I received an e-mail from the college administration looking for some students to interview hoping to improve OpenLab. If you participate, you will received a gift card from Amazon.
Please read the copied e-mail below. Please don’t inquire me for more details as I myself have no further info.!
>Subject: Help improve the OpenLab!
I’m writing to recommend you for participation in research to help improve City Tech’s OpenLab website (https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/). You can participate whether or not you’ve ever used the OpenLab.
Student interviews will be conducted by a research company called Logic Department (https://logicdept.com/) to learn more about how you interact with the site. Interviews will last approximately 30 minutes and will take place remotely via Zoom. Participants will receive a $20 Amazon gift card for their time.
If you are interested, please use the link below to fill out a brief survey to find out if you’re able to take part in the interview:
With your help, the OpenLab hopes to make the website better and more usable for everyone. Thank you for your consideration.
May 23rd, 2020
If you missed the selected presentations this past Thursday, you can view it at this link:
May 17th, 2020
Thank you for presenting your project during past two weeks. You worked very hard, and it made it
difficult for the ENT faculty and staff to determine who will be in the selected presentations. But here
is the list of presenters:
Solangie Falla Crespo
Please join the session from 1 pm to 3 pm on Thursday, May 21st online. Some more details will be announced soon.
May 15th, 2020
Congrats & Info. on Selected Presentations
Congratulations to those who were able to present during past two weeks! Many of the presentations from all the four sections were impressive. This makes it difficult for us ENT/MTEC faculty and staff to determine who will be in the selected presentations. Currently, we are in discussion. Due to the time restrictions, there will be probably only three students each from ENT and MTEC programs (totaling six). As explained before, even if you are not part of the selected presentations, you may still receive an excellent grade.
The selected presentations will be from 1 pm to 3 pm on Thursday, May 21st. The zoom info. will be announced early next week if not before. You all are required to attend the session whether you are presenting or not, and we will also invite everyone in the department.
It is time for you to finalize uploading all the required materials on your ePortfolio. Here is the link to the guidelines: https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/ent4499year2020/culmination-project-submission-requirements/
You are welcome to add some extra materials if they are relevant to your project. Your ePortfolio must be finalized by the end of this Sunday. Don’t forget to write your self-reflection on your project/this course! (see the guidelines).
After the selected presentations, there will be a meeting among the faculty and staff to discuss each student’s grade. Your grade will be determined by the entire department.
For the students who are producing short films, this is a reminder that you need to give us faculty and staff to watch your project prior to your presentation:
Two days (48 hours) before your presentation date, you must upload your film online such as on Vimeo or YouTube, and share its link with the full time ENT/MTEC faculty and staff. You must notify them via e-mail. To find the e-mail addresses, these are the links as follows:
full time faculty
full time staff:
You should definitely notify some other video professors such as Prof. Olswang and Prof. Trevino, especially if they are your technical advisors (cc-ed in this e-mail).
You can also e-mail as many adjunct professors you wish:
When you send your e-mail, please write as professionally as possible. This will be a good preparation for you to work in the industry. Pretend that the faculty/staff don’t know you. You must introduce yourself first of all, and then explain the nature of your film and its duration.
Hopefully, before your presentation, everyone will have time to view your film.
During your 10 min. presentation, we usually advise to include about about 30 seconds of a clip from your film (it must be less than a minute).
In addition, you also need to share your video link in your ePortfolio.