What Department/Program are your affiliated with?
ENT (Entertainment Technology)
What is your role in that Department/Program?
Faculty, associate professor, instructor, oversees most of the video courses.
When did you begin working at City Tech?
Describe your experience joining the OpenLab and when/how you began actively using the platform to support your pedagogy.
I’m not teaching these courses this semester, but actively started using OpenLab a few years ago in ENT 1190 (Video Technology, formerly known as Introduction to Film and Video Production) and ENT 3290 (Digital Video Camera). Currently, the department uses OpenLab for all sections of ENT 4499 (Culmination Project).
Why did you decide to start using the OpenLab?
For ENT 1190 and 3290, online discussions with some pictures and copying links, OpenLab is more useful than BB, and some students said, they don’t log on to BB often, and they don’t even like the appearance of it.
Can you describe the ways you have integrated the OpenLab into your pedagogical practices?
For online discussions for group projects, it is useful. On OpenLab, it is easy for me to track down who make meaningful contributions actively. I also gave assignments for students to weekly upload some photos (this was in ENT 3290 a year ago).
How has the OpenLab transformed or expanded your pedagogy, and the pedagogical values you’re able to realize in your courses and educational practice?
As it is more visual and it allows us to upload visual materials than BB, it is useful when I teach video courses.
Aside from courses, how does the OpenLab support your pedagogical practices and ambitions?
For college wide committees, OpenLab is used [robustly], and it is one good way to be informed and communicate with City Tech colleagues.