Jackie Blain’s Profile

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Jackie Blain
Title
Adjunct Lecturer
Department
English
Office
N529
Academic interests

writing, film studies

Bio

I’ve been a writer and/or writing instructor my entire life, having done everything from technical manuals to entertainment reporting to a decade as a writer-producer in one-hour network TV drama. My two main fields are composition/writing and film/media studies, and I’ve taught everything from composition to research writing to screenwriting, from fiction to film studies to filmmaking. I also tutor in the Writing Center and work with a lot of second language learners. When I’m not doing any of that, I hang out with my family, watch a lot of movies, and read a lot of books.

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My Courses

Story-telling in Interactive Fiction Games – FYLC FA2017

Story-telling in Interactive Fiction Games – FYLC FA2017

This First Year Learning Community includes CST 1100 (Intro to Computer Systems), CST 1102 (Problem Solving with Computer Programming), and ENG 1101 (English Composition I), and is designed to leverage all three courses to produce an Interactive Fiction game prototype and a Game Design Document. It’s all about story-telling — characters, their world, and their interactions with that world in a non-linear narrative of our own creation.

FYLC – Biology & Composition, FA2016

FYLC – Biology & Composition, FA2016

This is Prof. Jacquelyn Blain’s ENG 1101 site, which is part of a Learning Community course that connects the science of biology with the issues, problems, and promises created by that science. We will explore, in both Bio1101 and ENG1101, the connection between the science and the real world, talking about issues like how global warming affects flooding and droughts, as well as how researchers ask effective questions

Eng.1101 English Composition Learning Community with Biology, Fa2016

Eng.1101 English Composition Learning Community with Biology, Fa2016

This course connects the science of Biology with the issues, problems and promises created by that science. We will explore the connection between the science of Biology and the real world issues, for example how global warming affects flooding and droughts as well as how both fields ask effective questions.

ENG1121 FA 2016

ENG1121 FA 2016

This is a second term composition course.

ENG1101 Blain First Year Comp, FA2015

ENG1101 Blain First Year Comp, FA2015

This course focuses on effective essay writing and basic research techniques, including use of the library. Demanding readings are assigned for classroom discussion and as a basis for essay writing.

My Projects

Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab

Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab

The purpose of this project is to create a forum to ask questions, generate discussion, and share teaching materials, resources, and ideas about teaching and learning on the OpenLab. Avatar and site header image from Flickr user opensourceway.

The Open Road

The Open Road

The Open Road is our place to highlight all that’s possible on the OpenLab. Join now to keep up on OpenLab news, events, and updates. Check our weekly In the Spotlight posts for a glimpse into the incredible work being done by City Tech students, faculty, and staff. Follow OpenLab News for announcements and site updates. And see our OpenLab Calendar for office hours, events, and workshops. You can find our workshop schedule and signup for workshops here as well. The Open Road is also a place for the OpenLab community (meaning you!). We would love your feedback, insight, and comments. Please send along anything on the OpenLab that you love! We are always available for any questions you might have. Email us anytime at openlab@citytech.cuny.edu!

FYLC – Faculty

FYLC – Faculty

This is a Working Space for Faculty who participate in First Learning Learning Communities. This site is a private website open to FYLC Faculty.

L4: Living Lab Learning Library

L4: Living Lab Learning Library

A virtual resource exchange of teaching practices

FYLC – First Year Learning Communities

FYLC – First Year Learning Communities

Welcome to the First Year Learning Communities Open Lab page. Here you can find information about Learning Communities, the Peer Mentors, college resources and information about our events.

My Clubs

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