Jackie Blain’s Profile

Faculty
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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 to writing video games. 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.

Email address
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My Courses

ENG1101 FYLC,FA2018

ENG1101 FYLC,FA2018

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.

CST1102ID Prog Narr, SP2018

CST1102ID Prog Narr, SP2018

Write and program a short interactive fiction game.

ENG2575 Tech Writing, FA2018

ENG2575 Tech Writing, FA2018

Technical Writing is about managing complexity in a professional setting — making information and ideas, and all kinds of data, understandable for the right person, in the right way, at the right time.

CST1102IC Prog Narr, FA2018

CST1102IC Prog Narr, FA2018

Write and program a short choice-based interactive adventure game.

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 image: “The open door” by hehaden.

FYLC – First Year Learning Communities

FYLC – First Year Learning Communities

Welcome to the First Year Learning Communities Open Lab project page. If you are interested in joining the Reflective Writing Project or just learning more about events, resources and information related to the FYLCs at City Tech please request membership!

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.

First Year Summer Programs English Tutoring

First Year Summer Programs English Tutoring

Sign up for English tutoring and also find other online resources to help you.

My Clubs

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