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Teaching & Learning
There are a variety of teaching and learning resources available to faculty at Metropolitan College.
Teaching Credit Courses to Adults
Metropolitan College Associate Professor Eric Braude has authored Teaching Credit Courses to Adults: Opinions and Notes with an Emphasis on Computer Science. This document is a useful resource for any instructor faced with the unique nuances of teaching adult students, though there is emphasis on teaching computer science. Download the PDF:
Student Communication Skills
One of our duties as educators is to develop and nurture our students’ English knowledge and skills, while ensuring their mastery of professional terminology.
The following PDF outlines Metropolitan College standards on written or spoken communication abilities for native speakers of English and international students. The document also details resources available to help students improve their skills to meet the minimum standard of written and oral communication consistent with the professional standards in the field.
IT Support Services
Blackboard Learn is a courseware program supported by Boston University to help faculty manage their classes. Instructors are highly encouraged to use the new Blackboard Learn system.
You must have a Kerberos password to create and access courseware sites.
Please Note: The Blackboard 8 system is being retired Fall 2013. To copy a Blackboard 8 site to Blackboard Learn, click on “Copy a Site” on the Blackboard OneHelp Ticket page.
Boston University has many library resources available to all members of the BU community. Below are some of the frequently used links. Please note that there are numerous resources available on the main website and at each library.
Educational Technology Research
The Metropolitan College Educational Technology Research (ETR) office facilitates the introduction of emerging technologies into educational processes. ETR’s goal is to support cognitive learning in various course formats—blended, face-to-face, and online—and ensure students’ long-term success by linking academic knowledge with practical skills and competencies critical in the modern workplace.
BU Center for Excellence & Innovation in Teaching
Boston University’s Center for Excellence & Innovation in Teaching is a University-wide resource and forum dedicated to the promotion of excellence in teaching. There are many discussions, tools, and sources of information on this page and it is recommended that Metropolitan College faculty become acquainted with the center.