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Accessibility: Disabilities Treasure Hunt
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This is a treasure hunt game that simulates various disabilities and gives a sense of how frustrating non-accessible content can be for people with disabilities. Suitable for a general audience, no programming experience necessary.
An editable copy is also given, along with ideas about how to make it more accessible.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Education
Life Science
Physical Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Kletenik, Devorah
Date Added:
01/01/2021
Accessibility Evaluation
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This activity guides students through the evaluation of a website that they have created to see if it is accessible for users with disabilities. Students will simulate a number of different disabilities (e.g. visual impairments, color blindness, auditory impairments, motor impairments) to see if their website is accessible; they will also use automated W3 and WAVE tools to evaluate their sites. Students will consider the needs of users with disabilities by creating a persona and scenario of a user with disabilities interacting with their site. Finally, students will write up recommendations to change their site and implement the changes.

Subject:
Computer Science
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Kletenik, Devorah
Date Added:
01/01/2020
Accessibility: the Whys and the Hows
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This presentation introduces Computer Science students to the notion of accessibility: developing software for people with disabilities. This lesson provides a discussion of why accessibility is important (including the legal, societal and ethical benefits) as well as an overview of different types of impairments (visual, auditory, motor, neurological/cognitive) and how developers can make their software accessible to users with those disabilities. This lesson includes videos and links to readings and tutorials for students.

Subject:
Computer Science
Education
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Kletenik, Devorah
Date Added:
01/01/2020
American Pluralism to 1877: A Resource Guide
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This resource collocates open resources in American History to 1877, and organizes them by theme for all faculty teaching this course. It also provides students with links to books, essays, newspaper and journal databases offered at CUNY. Supplementing this material are images, audio and videos related to the period.
The guide is available at http://libguides.brooklyn.cuny.edu/americanpluralism/
The XML file is available for download above.

Subject:
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Brooklyn College Library and Academic IT
Ebert, Christopher
Date Added:
01/01/2015
Ancient Medicine: The Classical Roots of the Medical Humanities
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This site is for those interested in ancient medicine and the medical humanities, both at Brooklyn College and around the world.
The medical humanities is a multidisciplinary field that embraces the study of medicine through the lenses of literature, history, philosophy, the social sciences, and the arts in the context of applied medicine and medical ethics. It draws upon these diverse disciplines in pursuit of medical educational goals, and in its continued valuation of liberal education supports classical ideals of critical analysis and the importance of cultural awareness in the sickness and health of society and the individual.
The guide is available at http://libguides.brooklyn.cuny.edu/ancientmedicine_goyette.
The XML file is available for download above.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
History
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Brooklyn College Library and Academic IT
Fairey, Emily
Goyette, Michael
Date Added:
01/01/2015
Calculus for Everyone
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Professor Kingan‰Ûªs motivation for writing her free Calculus I textbook was to help address the departments high failure rates in Calculus. Along with another CUNY initiative to offer Calculus workshops in advance of taking the course, Kingan‰Ûªs concise textbook in Calculus I offers students inside and outside of CUNY an opportunity to prepare for Calculus I at their own pace. She also believes that by providing free access to this material she could help to overcome some of the inequity students experience when Calculus is not offered in their high school. The textbook was written specifically for this pilot project.
The full website is available at http://calculusforeveryone.wordpress.com/ and was developed in collaboration with Miriam Deutch and Diane Dias de Fazio.

Subject:
Calculus
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Brooklyn College Library and Academic IT
Kingan, Sandra
Date Added:
01/01/2015
Coding for the Public Good: Front-end Website Design and Development
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This activity helps student design and develop a front-end of a website, from wireframes through HTML/CSS/Javascript. It includes design questions for students, including the invocation of Ben Schneiderman's eight golden rules for interface design.
Note: this activity assumes prior knowledge of web development. Since this activity is designed for an HCI course, with a focus on interface design, students are not expected to create a back-end for it. This activity can obviously be modified for a full-stack experience.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Kletenik, Devorah
Date Added:
01/01/2020
FORUMS v1.1 (Free and Open Resources for Undergraduate Music Study)
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Increasingly, music performance organizations, museums, and archives are making rich materials freely available online. Free Online Resources for Undergraduate Study (FORUMS) is an aggregated, evaluated resource collection of these materials appropriate for undergraduate music study. FORUMS comprises authentic, scholarly and academic resources contributed and curated by experts in music, music education or pedagogy, undergraduate teaching, and digital media.
The guide is available at http://libguides.brooklyn.cuny.edu/forums/.
The XML file is available for download above.

Subject:
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Brooklyn College Library and Academic IT
Palmquist, Jane
Date Added:
01/01/2015
History of Architecture and Urbanism in New York City
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Professor Simon requested a platform where she could provide her students with links to specialized resources and websites that relate to her course that are freely available on the web or through the library. Since her course relies heavily on site visits, she was also looking for a way to share images with students that would be accessible on a mobile device and allow a student to upload images and video to share as well. Mindful of the fact that not all her course material is available on the web, some of the course material is password protected.
The full site is available at https://nycarchitectureandurbanism.wordpress.com/ and was developed in collaboration with Miriam Deutch and Diane Dias de Fazio.

Subject:
Art History
Material Type:
Syllabus
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Brooklyn College Library and Academic IT
Simon, Malka
Date Added:
01/01/2015
Mapping in the Humanities: GIS Lessons for Poets, Historians, and Scientists
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User-friendly Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is the common thread of this collection of presentations, and activities with full lesson plans. The first section of the site contains an overview of cartography, the art of creating maps, and then looks at historical mapping platforms like Hypercities and Donald Rumsey Historical Mapping Project. In the next section Google Earth Desktop Pro is introduced, with lessons and activities on the basics of GE such as pins, paths, and kml files, as well as a more complex activity on "georeferencing" an historic map over Google Earth imagery. The final section deals with ARCGIS Online and StoryMaps with tutorials, basic exercises on pins, paths, and CSV import, and a lesson plan for creating a research project presentation on an historic building in StoryMaps. In addition to an xml file that has been uploaded here to Academic Works, the module is also a live website at https://libguides.brooklyn.cuny.edu/cs-x. The site was created with Libguides software, and is a Community Libguide that can be reused and imported into other LibGuides sites. The website also contains links to two live StoryMaps, one on an Introduction to ARCGIS StoryMaps (https://arcg.is/1SX1zH), and the second, a model assignment on the history of the Fairway building in Red Hook, Brooklyn (https://arcg.is/1nbHP).

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Computer Science
Engineering
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Visual Arts
Statistics and Probability
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Fairey, Emily W
Date Added:
05/15/2019
Music: Its Language, History, and Culture
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In 2006 faculty of the Conservatory of Music wrote and published their own textbook for Core Curriculum 1.3 (CC 1.3), Music: Its Language, History, and Culture. Published by Kendall-Hunt, the reader was bundled with a subscription to the Rhapsody music streaming service. The reader and music service were to give a skeletal structure for all instructors of CC 1.3 for the development of course content focusing on the individual musical strengths and interests of each instructor. We also wanted to keep the costs to students as low as possible by not taking any royalties. The result was a book and music service priced in the $60 range when a brief edition of a standard music appreciation text with CDs was priced around $140. In 2014 our contract with Kendall-Hunt was fulfilled and in the spirit of our original concept we decided to make the reader, now used for Music 1300, available as a free PDF book under Creative Commons share and share alike licensing. This, along with the use of free (advertising supported) streaming music services, like Spotify, allows us to offer primary course materials to our students in Music 1300 at no cost to them. The flat textbook can be downloaded above and the multimedia and expanded textbook is available at http://libguides.brooklyn.cuny.edu/music1300/. The guide also provides a platform for additional content (audio, video and other materials) related to, but not a part of the book, and a place where visitors can contribute their own content or comments. The XML for the guide is available as an associated file below.

Subject:
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Brooklyn College Library and Academic IT
Cohen, Douglas
Date Added:
01/01/2015
Needfinding
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This activity guides students through the process needfinding to identify areas of need for their creation of a technology for the "public good." Students will conduct contextual inquiry to identify the needs of their target audience.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Kletenik, Devorah
Date Added:
01/01/2020
Public Interest Technology: Coding for the Public Good
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These slides are used to guide a discussion with students introducing them to the notion of public interest technology and coding for the public good. The lesson is intended to spark a discussion with students about different sorts of technology and their societal ramifications.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Kletenik, Devorah
Date Added:
01/01/2020