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I am the editor-in-chief of the Bakersfield College Academic Technology blog. Each week during the semester, I publish a post on Tuesday and communication interns post on Thursdays.

  • by alexrockey
    This piece was written by communication intern Angel Garcia. Angel Garcia will graduate from BC and transfer out to a 4 year university where he will continue his education and get my Masters in Sociology. His goal for the future is to work along side social services to be a resource for children and familiesContinue […]
  • by alexrockey
    As we approach the new semester, we may consider how we can leverage Canvas to create a humanized learning experience for our students. If you’re looking for a template that you can import into your Canvas shell, check out this template on Canvas Commons or search Bakersfield_College_Humanized_Course_Template.  The template includes prompts and how-tos on:  FeelContinue […]
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    Our topic for the November Faculty forum was “Implementing Trauma-Informed Pedagogy with Canvas.” We had a wonderful discussion on chunking content and how to help students deal with external stressors.  Michael Muhme, a communication professor, shared the value of chunking content and breaking down large assignments. He also shared his overall philosophy that students haveContinue […]
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    This piece was written by communication intern Britney Rodriguez. Britney Rodriguez is currently undecided in what major she wants to pursue. She sees it as a learning opportunity to discover more about the pathways available at Bakersfield College. During her free time she likes to play games, watch anime, and spend time with family. Britney’s dreamContinue […]
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    In the spirit of the holidays, I wanted to take a moment to share with you a Canvas gift guide. The gift guide highlights five tools favored by the Academic Technology department at Bakersfield College and is organized based on time investment. One clock indicates a lower time investment on the part of instructors whileContinue […]
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    This piece was written by Caroline Contreras.  Caroline is a student here on campus working to earn her Bachelor’s in Computer Science.  Her goal is to one day become a competent back-end developer working on exciting projects.  In her free time, she enjoys playing the piano, playing lots of Indie video games, and  watching techContinue […]
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    This piece was written by Jeff Newby. Jeff Newby is an Associate Professor of History who teaches primarily in the Rising Scholars Program. In addition to his classes inside the prisons, he also teaches at the new Bakersfield College Southwest Campus. His areas of focus include early U.S. and Modern East Asia. In addition toContinue […]
  • by alexrockey
    This piece was written by communication intern Angel Garcia. Angel Garcia will graduate from BC and transfer out to a 4 year university where he will continue his education and get my Masters in Sociology. His goal for the future is to work along side social services to be a resource for children and familiesContinue […]
  • by alexrockey
    I recently had the pleasure of putting together a workshop on ways we can leverage Canvas to enact trauma-informed pedagogy. Trauma is define as: An event, series of events, or set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physi­cally or emotionally harmful or threatening and that has lasting adverse effects on the in­dividual’sContinue […]
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    This piece was written by Carlos Enrique Moreno Yanes. Carlos is a student here on campus working towards a Computer Science Associate in Science for Transfer degree. His goal is to become a software developer and work for a big tech company. In his free time, he loves to run, play tennis, and play videoContinue […]
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