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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
    Given the recent surge in COVID cases, faculty at Bakersfield College will have the option to teach their face-to-face courses online for the first two weeks of the semester given they fully communicate the change to their students. To help support this transition, we as instructors can focus on how we can communicate effectively, maintainContinue […]
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    Billy Ortiz Jr. is a Communication Intern for the BC Academic Technology blog. He is pursuing his Associate’s degrees in Business Administration (Accounting) and Political Science (Pre-Law) at Bakersfield College. He plans to continue his education at a 4-year university and wishes to pursue law school with a dual-degree program (MBA/J.D.) He aspires to become a Corporate Lawyer. HeContinue […]
  • by alexrockey
    As we begin to look towards a new semester, we may be considering ways we can integrate technology into our teaching and assessments. However, providing students support on using technology can be challenging and finding videos with accurate captions on YouTube can be a particularly challenging task. For this reason, we have begun curating someContinue […]
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    Ahlam Alamamy is a communication intern for the BC Academic Technology blog. She is pursuing her Associates degree in biology at Bakersfield College, and aspires to become a pediatrician. She is a first generation student who strives to get a higher education to reach her goals. During her free time, she loves spending quality timeContinue […]
  • by alexrockey
    Faculty mentors have been busy sharing their tips and tricks in short video interviews this semester. If you’re looking for some inspiration as we look towards a new semester, check out how Renegade faculty are using Adobe Spark, weekly announcements, Jamboard, and Canvas to better serve students and support learning.  Michael Muhme on Adobe SparkContinue […]
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    As educators, we are constantly reflecting and iterating on our practice. In the Academic Technology Department, we have worked to develop a set of value statements that reflect the values that drive our work at Bakersfield College. As we enter the Spring semester, we will be continuing to publish “What the Research Tells Us,” focusingContinue […]
  • by alexrockey
    Billy Ortiz Jr. is a Communication Intern for the BC Academic Technology blog. He is pursuing his Associate’s degrees in Business Administration (Accounting) and Political Science (Pre-Law) at Bakersfield College. He plans to continue his education at a 4-year university and wishes to pursue law school with a dual-degree program (MBA/J.D.) He aspires to become a corporate lawyer. HeContinue […]
  • by alexrockey
    We hosted the last faculty forum of 2021 on November 9th. The topic this month was “I Wish I Knew… Faculty Share Strategies They Learned the Hard Way.”  Keith Wolaridge launched the forum by sharing his experience playing around with Canvas and learning the hard way how to save pages. He also gave a shout-outContinue […]
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    Creating videos to welcome students, provide overviews of modules, or chunk lecture content can help support student learning and build relationships. However, after we’ve spent some (or a lot of) time creating and captioning our videos it can be disheartening to check out the analytics only to realize a few students actually watched our videos. Continue […]
  • by alexrockey
    Ahlam Alamamy is a communication intern for the BC Academic Technology blog. She is pursuing her Associates degree in biology at Bakersfield College, and aspires to become a pediatrician. She is a first generation student who strives to get a higher education to reach her goals. During her free time, she loves spending quality timeContinue […]
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