Congratulations to History faculty member Dr. Jordi Getman-Eraso who’s been named the inaugural Director of Online Learning at Bronx Community College. Dr. Getman-Eraso has long taught online classes at BCC, and serves as co-ordinator for the college’s ePortfolio program. He also teaches History in the Online Baccalaureate Program at CUNY School of Professional Studies.
As educational environments become increasingly non-traditional, where more and more students find long-established teaching approaches antiquated, foreign, and, most notably, inaccessible, it is our responsibility as educators to develop intuitive, adaptable, and engaging models of learning that engage students in the context of the realities of the world in which they live. Rather than fall down the rabbit hole of labeling any innovative teaching approach as challenging disciplinary standards, a growing number of faculty who think creatively are realizing the educational advantages afforded by the multiple interfacing and aesthetic dimensions that can be integrated into the pedagogical adaptation of new technological tools.
from Jordi Getman-Eraso and Kate Culkin’s “Close Reading: Engaging and Empowering History Students Through Document Analysis on ePortfolio”
The International Journal of ePortfolio
A historian by training, his research looks at modern Spanish history, with special interest in the growth and influence in the early twentieth century of the anarcho-syndicalist movement. He has written about anarcho-syndicalists in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), teaching with ePortfolio, and online pedagogy. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.