Author Archives: Bruce Rosenbloom

Lessons Learned From John Jay Online (Part 1)

Background In September 2014, John Jay College of Criminal Justice launched two new fully online programs as part of their John Jay Online : Advanced Certificate on Terrorism Studies, and Masters in Security Management. These programs represent the first fully … Continue reading

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Implications of Digital CUNY?

Background CUNY has been fortunate to attract a new, dynamic Chancellor–James B. Milliken–who has personal experience teaching — and institutional experience leading — online learning. He impresses me as a sincere, hard-working individual who does wish to advance the ball … Continue reading

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Life Skills and Making the College Connection

In this month’s Chronicle, (reference below) there was a thought-provoking article entitled: “Now Everything Has a Learning Outcome.” The article details a new emphasis at Augustana College for both faculty and student advisors to include non-academic activities in counseling/advising sessions … Continue reading

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First Mover Advantage

The concept of “first mover advantage” certainly applies to online learning.  The term is used in the context of a competitive environment, with the first entry in that environment often getting the advantage over competitors later to the table. In … Continue reading

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SUNY Gets It (Part 3) A Tale of Two Universities

Note: On January 2014, Open SUNY was started with a full roll-out to happen in September 2014. This post reflects on their online strategy as a university and calls for CUNY to begin to address hybrid/online from a university perspective. … Continue reading

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Adjuncts Online: An Exploited Class

The plight of adjunct instructors across academia has been receiving a lot more press of late from the NY Times to the Chronicle of Higher Education.. It comes as no surprise that online teaching, the fastest growing component of teaching … Continue reading

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SUNY OPEN Gets It! (Part 2)

Note: In January 2014, Open SUNY was started with a full roll-out to happen in September 2014. This post reflects on their online strategy as a university and calls for CUNY to begin to address hybrid/online from an institutional perspective. … Continue reading

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SUNY Gets It! (Part 1)

Note: On January 2014, Open SUNY was started with a full roll-out to happen in September 2014. This post reflects on their online strategy as a university and calls for CUNY to begin to address hybrid/online from a university perspective. … Continue reading

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The CUNY Center for Innovative Technologies and Learning (Part 3)

Note:  This entry continues my discussion of the need for a CUNY Center for Innovative Technologies and Learning. E. Technology Evaluation and Testing In a previous blog post, I wrote about the veritable “sea of instructional technologies” out there vying for … Continue reading

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Oplerno: A Fair Model for Adjuncts?

Whether online or face-to-face, adjunct faculty are an exploited class earning a fraction of what full-time faculty earn, with few benefits and often poor working conditions. Within higher education, online learning has been one engine driving innovation in many areas … Continue reading

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