Active Learning Classrooms (ALC) Objectives
Promote student-centered learning that engages studentsPromote innovation that encourages and facilitates student's active engagement in learning processes
and student-faculty interactionsMulti-use design: group work, discussion, lectureOffer multiple ways to share and display contentLayout/technology supports easy collaboration and communication between students and between students
and between students and facultyEffective display of content that supports various learning styles
They will feature:
Multiple flat-panel display projection systemsFlexible tables and seating360-degree whiteboardsA teaching station that allows selection and display of table-specific informationWifi, power outlets and more
Hands on Equipment Orientation
We provide classroom orientation sessions to help familiarize classroom users with the technology. These sessions will include:
An overview of the installed presentation technology.Personalized coaching on the effective use of audio/visual, computer, and projection systems.
ALC Technology User Guide
Node Chair Arrangements (BR-37)
Questions? Contact Us!
Two ALC’s, BR-67 and C3-29, will be available fall 2016. Anyone can request them prior to the semester start. Both classrooms accommodate 36 students, but they have different layout/designs
Direct questions about ALC’s to Academic Computing at firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructor Tech Classrooms
Classroom provides an electronic podium/cart equipped with a Windows computer with flat panel display, a document camera (*), and audio system connected to a ceiling-mounted digital projector and stereo speakers. All are operated through an easy to use control panel. These rooms allow faculty to completely integrate any number of multimedia elements into their classroom presentations, without reserving any external equipment from MMS. Laptop computers may also be connected to the system through the power and data connections provided. Podiums without installed document cameras have connections for easily attaching portable cameras.
Technology Enhanced Classrooms at Community College of Philadelphia
Technology enhanced classrooms at Community College of Philadelphia provide faculty and students a great deal of flexibility and convenience. Available on main campus and Regional Centers, our classrooms allow the integration of technology into traditional lectures at appropriate levels consistent with pedagogical approach. While every classroom provides network and internet connectivity, certain rooms provide additional technology resources.
Classroom provides each student with a computer workstation and in-room printing, along with an instructor’s PC station. Certain rooms are equipped with a Smart Board (*) or the flat panel display (**). A variety of software titles are available to support instruction with purchase and installation directed by Academic Computing with the various academic departments.
Current Student-tech classrooms are:
To schedule a session in a One Button Studio, go to the menu above and click, “Book a Session.”
From there, depending on where you book your session, you will need to do the following:
Welcome to the
One Button Studio
Book a Session
Press the button to start/stop recording.
Clear Touch Guide
Welcome to the One Button Studio@CCP
The College is excited to announce the availability of our new One Button Studio, a fully-featured digital video production studio that is designed to be both powerful and easy to use, requiring no prior video production experience. We currently have there (3) studios available for various uses. Perkins grant-funded studios are located in the Center for Business and Industry: C3-27) and at the Northwest Regional Center (Library study room: NW117C) and these are available for use by all Perkins-funded Career and Technical Education program students. There is also one on Main campus (Library Study room: L1-29) available to all students, faculty, and staff (valid CCP required).
Examples of Studio projects include:
• Rehearsing for class presentations in any discipline
• Recording an interview with one or more participants
• Creating ePortfolio materials or video essays
• Practicing your public speaking skills
• Using the green/blue screen to create visual effects
• Creating videos for online instruction, such as MOOCs
• Creating videos for recruitment, training, or professional development seminars
• And many others...
Recording your video(s) in the studio:
• You must bring your own USB drive to save your recording. All thumb drives should be formatted FAT The system cannot read storage devices that are formatted NTFS,
• Make sure you have enough space on your flash drive—a 1GB flash drive will record approximately 25 minutes. The system will not allow you to record if you have less than 500mb of space available on your USB drive.
• Insert your USB drive into the dock to activate the Studio camera and lighting
• Press the large silver button to start/stop recording
• When finished recording, remove your USB drive to deactivate the studio camera and lights
I Created my One Button Studio Video…Now What?
The One Button Studio saves your newly produced video as a mp4 file. You can share these videos, immediately, to YouTube or Vimeo. Also, you can import the file into a multitude of various video editing software options, such as: iMovie, Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Creative Cloud (Premier, Prelude, After Effects.)
Remove your drive when you are finished.
Insert your drive into the dock to begin
Our offices are located in B2-26, the second floor of the Bonnell building.
Phone Number: ext.8898
To learn more about us, look over our various web pages and also peruse our blog. If you have any questions, please stop by, call us, or send an email.
Flexible Learning Options & Academic Technology
Instructional Technology at Community College of Philadelphia
C3-29 Active Learning Classroom
CCP’s New Active Learning ClassroomsSeptember 8, 2016
CCP has created two new Active Learning Classrooms, which will be used in the fall semester. The new rooms are located in BR-67 and C3-29. These are not your typical academic classrooms. The furniture is movable and numerous large-screen touch monitors are prevalent in each room.
These rooms will foster student collaboration and interactivity. The room setup in C3-29 has 4 pods with 3 all-in-one computers at each pod. There are also 4 large-screen touch monitors that correspond to each of the 4 pods. Students will be able to work collaboratively and push their work to their pod’s corresponding large screen, touch monitor. The instructor also has his or her own larger touch screen monitor, where they can present and push out to the other wall monitors/panels, or grab a student pod’s presentation and simultaneously push it out to all of the other wall monitors/panels, within the classroom.
While C3-29 focuses on high tech, BR-67 relies primarily on high flex, meaning flexibility in room setup. BR-67 contains node chairs that are highly mobile and easy to set up for individual or team based, collaborative learning. The room contains 6, large screen touch monitors and a primary faculty touch screen monitor, which contains software that enables the instructor to push out their display to all of the wall panel monitors throughout the room.
These rooms are enabling CCP to lead the pack of community colleges in 21st century teaching and learning.
If you’re in the area or vicinity of the room, stop by and take a look!
One Button Studio - Simple, High-Quality, Video Creation Studio
July 5, 2016
Don’t forget that the College has created two (soon to be three-) OneButtonStudios! These are available in C3-27 (CBI) and the NWRC Library study room NW117C.
We installed these in response to the overwhelming interest in students having a high-quality, easy to use, video production “studio” available for a variety of reasons. Among these might be: practice oral presentations; mock work-interview; video interview projects with other students; or any reason a student would like to see a video of themselves.
All of the elements of video production are pre-installed and calibrated. The user simply walks in, plugs in a USB drive (with FAT format, minimum of 500 MB free) and hits the silver OneButton to begin recording. There are marks on the floor to indicate where to stand and the user also has a 55” touch-enabled flat screen computer that will display PowerPoint slides or may also be used as an electronic whiteboard. For the more adventuresome user the flat panel may be moved aside and the green or blue LED ring preinstalled on the camera may be turned on the create “green screen” recordings that can be edited with video editing software available either on their personal device or on some of the SACC computers.
So, please advertise the availability of the OneButtonStudio to your students! Also, please consider creating assignments within your course that may leverage this technology to construct better scaffolding within and across disciplines that result in learning consistent with higher order measurable outcomes.
BR-67 Active Learning Classroom
FTP to Faculty Page Guide
SmartBoard Quick Start Guide
Active Learning Classroom Guide
TechPod Classrooms Guide
Creating Modules and Assignments
Best Practices in Online Course Design
Canvas Syllabus Upload Guide
Canvas Syllabus Upload
EasiConnect User Guide
Finding Your Course in Canvas
Help and Course Home
College WiFi Access Guide
Tech Classrooms Podium Guide
How to Set a Password and Login
Clear Touch Monitor Guide
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Adding YouTube Videos
Best Practices Menu
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First Time Login for Students
Best Practices in Online Course Design
The menu, on the left-hand side, will assist you with various topics commonly experienced when designing an online course. From announcements to quizzes, we hope you will find what you need, in creating question proof assignments your students will be able to complete right out of the gate!
Best Practices Home
Welcome To CCP’s Online Learning Best Practices Portal!
This portal was created to assist faculty and adjunct instructors build and design meaningful content, while creating clear and concise instruction to your students.
Ideally, the content in this portal will assist in eliminating typical course assignment inquiry email from your students. By providing effective instruction, you should vastly reduce the amount of questions typically ending up in your email inbox, semester after semester.
Open Educational Resources
CCP OER Menu
Textbook costs have skyrocketed over the past few years. Nationally, students typically pay over $1,200 a year on textbooks and various course materials. Students are either not enrolling in classes because course materials are too expensive, or choosing not to buy the required texts, lowering their chance of success.
Through a new initiative, The Community College of Philadelphia’s Flexible Learning Options and Academic Technology (FLOAT) department can assist its faculty and instructors find high-quality, lower-priced course materials, which would help lighten the financial stranglehold our students currently face at a crucial time in their lives.
The Community College of Philadelphia is inviting faculty and instructors to apply for a competitive grant, where they would work with FLOAT to search, find, and implement high-quality, lower-cost textbooks into their courses as an alternative to high cost publisher textbooks and other expensive course materials
Faculty and instructors, interested in applying for the OER grant, are encouraged to attend our upcoming information sessions.
October XX, 11:40 - 12:30 in BR-67October XX, 10:00 - 11:00 in BR-67
Click to Register
What Are Open Educational Resources (OER)?
What is OER?
Open Educational Resources are education materials that are either licensed under an open copyright license, typically Creative Commons, or are in the public domain, such as Project Gutenberg. Various instances of OER can include textbooks, videos, simulations, assessments, lecture notes, and full courses
A Creative Commons license allows users free access to:
• Revise: to better meet instructional needs
• Reuse: the original or revised version of instructional content
• Remix: combine it with other materials
• Redistribute: create and distribute self-made or appended copies of Creative Commons materials.