Through the Spring of 2005, I directed the Queens LOTE Consortium (LOTE = Languages Other Than English), a cross-campus collaborative body consisting of the language departments in the four CUNY campuses in the borough of Queens: Queens College, York College, LaGuardia Community College and Queensborough Community College.  For links to those departments, and for all other Consortium-related information, please see the Queens LOTE Web, http://qcpages.qc.edu/LOTE/.

One of the primary objectives for the Consortium is to promote the use of instructional technology in the affiliated departments.  I am presently experimenting with ways in which instructional technology (both in-class and asynchronous) can enhance teaching and learning in higher education, especially in the teaching/learning of linguistics and languages.

Consortium-Related Presentations

2003. Sounds and the Internet for Teaching Languages Other Than English: Technical and Pedagogical Considerations. Workshop presentation at Beyond technology: Best new practices in the teaching of foreign languages, Part II. CUNY Faculty Development Workshop, May 16, Queensborough Community College, Bayside, NY.

2002. Online content for the language class: Finding it and making it. (E. FernŠndez, W. McClure & C. Spreizer). Paper presented at Converge Magazineís conference, Using Technology to Enhance Access and Excellence in CUNY: Realities, Plans, Visions. November 15, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY. (Download/view slides.)

2002.  Using course management tools in face-to-face classrooms.  Poster presented at Syllabus fall2002, Nov. 3-5, Boston, MA.  [Paper published in the conference's proceedings, http://www.syllabus.com/fall2002/proceedings2.asp?proceeding_code=243.  (Download/view handout.)

2002. Internet technology in the LOTE classroom. Welcoming and closing remarks at the faculty development program IT in the LOTE Classroom, March 1, Queens College (CUNY), Flushing, NY.

2002. Building websites with Microsoft FrontPage. Workshop presented at the faculty development program Creating Community through Professional Development, January 23, York College (CUNY), Jamaica, NY.

2001. Research on the World Wide Web: Finding the proverbial needle. Workshop presented at York College (CUNY), March 29, Jamaica, NY.

Revised: 11/13/2006