CUNY Academic Works

189 affiliated resources

Search Resources

View
Selected filters:
Accessibility Evaluation
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

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.

Comments
Although this activity can be used in isolation, it is intended to be part of a series guiding students towards the creation of a front-end of a website. The series (all published as OER) consist of:

a) Needfinding
b) Personas, Scenarios and Storyboards
c) Front-end Website Design and Development
d) Accessibility Evaluation

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Devorah Kletenik
Date Added:
09/03/2020
Accessibility: the Whys and the Hows
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

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.

Comments
These slides use Poll Everywhere polls; to use them, create your own Poll Everywhere account and duplicate the polls.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Devorah Kletenik
Date Added:
09/03/2020
The Anthropocene, Overview
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC
Rating

This presentation offers an overview of the developing concept of The Anthropocene -- a term coined to describe our current geological epoch, in which human impact on the planet will leave a permanent trace.

Subject:
Archaeology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Author:
Scott W. Schwartz
Date Added:
05/11/2017
Arecibo Message
Only Sharing Permitted
CC BY-NC-ND
Rating

This two week assignment asks students to interpret and analyze the 1974 Arecibo Message sent by Drake and Sagan. Week 1 introduces the concepts behind the construction of the message and engages with a critical analysis of the architecture and the contents of the message. Week 2 asks students to develop software in a Jupyter Notebook (available for free from the Anaconda Python Distribution) to interpret messages that were similar to those produced by Drake and Sagan.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
LaGuardia Community College
Author:
Joshua P Tan
Date Added:
06/04/2019
Arithmetic | Algebra
Only Sharing Permitted
CC BY-NC-ND
Rating

Arithmetic | Algebra provides a customized open-source textbook for the math developmental students at New York City College of Technology. The book consists of short chapters, addressing essential concepts necessary to successfully proceed to credit-level math courses. Each chapter provides several solved examples and one unsolved “Exit Problem”. Each chapter is also supplemented by its own WeBWork online homework assignment. The book can be used in conjunction with WeBWork for homework (online) or with the Arithmetic | Algebra Homework handbook (traditional). The content in the book, WeBWork and the homework handbook are also aligned to prepare students for the CUNY Elementary Algebra Final Exam (CEAFE).

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Holly Carley
Lin Zhou
Marianna Bonanome
Samar ElHitti
Thomas Tradler
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Arithmetic | Algebra Homework
Only Sharing Permitted
CC BY-NC-ND
Rating

Arithmetic | Algebra Homework book is a static version of the WeBWork online homework assignments that accompany the textbook Arithmetic | Algebra for the developmental math courses MAT 0630 and MAT 0650 at New York City College of Technology, CUNY.

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Ariane Masouda
Lin Zhou
Samar ElHitti
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

9. Brave New World - AI/ML

The trifecta of globalization, urbanization and digitization have created new opportunities and challenges across our nation, cities, boroughs and urban centers. Cities are in a unique position at the center of commerce and technology becoming hubs for innovation and practical application of emerging technology. In this rapidly changing 24/7 digitized world, city governments worldwide are leveraging innovation and technology to become more effective, efficient, transparent and to be able to better plan for and anticipate the needs of its citizens, businesses and community organizations. This class will provide the framework for how cities and communities can become smarter and more accessible with technology and more connected.

Subject:
Electronic Technology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Medgar Evers College
Author:
Rhonda S. Binda
Date Added:
10/30/2020
A Brief Introduction to the Applications of Small Organic Molecules as Food Additives
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

A new chapter in Introductory Organic Chemistry course. Lecture PowerPoint file and laboratory document are also included in this work. The goal of this chapter is to cover the basic ground of the food additives from the perspective of organic chemistry.

Lecture PowerPoint slides have all in-class questions/discussions and after-class assignments listed.

Laboratory document – Synthesis of Yellow 5 (Sunset yellow), an azo dye used in food industry. Document includes a short introduction, detailed experimental procedure and post-laboratory questions.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Queensborough Community College
Author:
Zhou Zhou Ph.D.
Date Added:
08/17/2020
C.A.R.D.I.O. Evaluation Handout
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC
Rating

This guide is a helpful way of remembering the criteria you should consider when evaluating information: Currency, Authority, Relevance, Documentation, Information Type, and Objectivity. CARDIO.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Guttman Community College
Author:
Alexandra Hamlett
Meagan Lacy
Date Added:
01/25/2017
C.A.R.D.I.O. Evaluation Instructor's Key
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC
Rating

Related lesson plans are also available for download and adaptation in the Guttman Community College OER collection in the CUNY Academic Works institutional repository. This goes along with the C.A.R.D.I.O. Evaluation Handout.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Guttman Community College
Author:
Alexandra Hamlett
Meagan Lacy
Date Added:
01/25/2017
“CMR” Index and the U.S. Congressional Smart Cities
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

3. Brave New World - “CMR” Index and the U.S. Congressional Smart Cities Caucus

The trifecta of globalization, urbanization and digitization have created new opportunities and challenges across our nation, cities, boroughs and urban centers. Cities are in a unique position at the center of commerce and technology becoming hubs for innovation and practical application of emerging technology. In this rapidly changing 24/7 digitized world, city governments worldwide are leveraging innovation and technology to become more effective, efficient, transparent and to be able to better plan for and anticipate the needs of its citizens, businesses and community organizations. This class will provide the framework for how cities and communities can become smarter and more accessible with technology and more connected.

Subject:
Management
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Medgar Evers College
Author:
Rhonda S. Binda
Date Added:
10/30/2020
CS04ALL: Command Line Python
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

Students are presented with information relating to stand alone Python programs, stdin, stdout, and command line arguments. This is a lab exercise. After completion students should be able to create executable Python programs which can accept input from stdin or command line arguments.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Author:
Hunter. R Johnson
Date Added:
02/02/2019
City Life - Inquiry and Problem Solving Exercise
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating

Living in a big city like New York can be very challenging. City planning is an interdisciplinary enterprise where social scientists, humanists, psychologists, scientists, statisticians, citizens, politicians, etc. come together to offer solutions to improve quality of life in the city. To find such solutions, these people need clear and reliable (qualitative and quantitative) information about specific challenges that residents and visitors face For the variety of stakeholders in the city, many different things might be considered worthy of study, depending on their interests and needs regarding, e.g., employment, financial status, family size, healthcare, mobility, and education.
For example, do you know whether your neighborhood issufficiently protected from a fire? What about other neighborhoods in the city? To what extent does a CUNY degree help a person gain employment in the City? In which ways do race or gender or sexual preference play a role in how people experience city life? Can these be quantified in dollar terms? Once you have identified a problem, write an essay that describes a question
about city life that you believe is worthy of a statistical study.

Subject:
Statistics and Probability
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
LaGuardia Community College
Author:
Milena Cuellar
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Coding for the Public Good
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

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.

Comments
Note that these slides use Poll Everywhere polls; to use them, you will need to create your own Poll Everywhere account.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Devorah Kletenik
Date Added:
09/03/2020
Coding for the Public Good: Front-end Website Design and Development
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

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.

Comments
Although this activity can be used in isolation, it is intended to be part of a series guiding students towards the creation of a front-end of a website. The series (all published as OER) consist of:

a) Needfinding
b) Personas, Scenarios and Storyboards
c) Front-end Website Design and Development
d) Accessibility Evaluation

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Cuny Brooklyn College
Devorah Kletenik
Date Added:
09/03/2020
Concept Map Example
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC
Rating

Associated "Topic Development with Concept Mapping Lesson" plan and handouts are also available for download and adaptation in the Guttman Community College OER collection in CUNY Academic Works.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Guttman Community College
Author:
Alexandra Hamlett
Meagan Lacy
Date Added:
01/25/2017
Connectivity
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

4. Brave New World - Connectivity

The trifecta of globalization, urbanization and digitization have created new opportunities and challenges across our nation, cities, boroughs and urban centers. Cities are in a unique position at the center of commerce and technology becoming hubs for innovation and practical application of emerging technology. In this rapidly changing 24/7 digitized world, city governments worldwide are leveraging innovation and technology to become more effective, efficient, transparent and to be able to better plan for and anticipate the needs of its citizens, businesses and community organizations. This class will provide the framework for how cities and communities can become smarter and more accessible with technology and more connected.

Subject:
Electronic Technology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Medgar Evers College
Author:
Rhonda S. Binda
Date Added:
10/30/2020
Creating Keywords Handout
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC
Rating

Related lesson plans are also available for download and adaptation in the Guttman Community College OER collection in the CUNY Academic Works institutional repository.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Guttman Community College
Author:
Alexandra Hamlett
Meagan Lacy
Date Added:
01/25/2017
Creating Keywords from a Research Question Lesson
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC
Rating

This lesson helps students recognize that they need to use different types of searching language in order to retrieve relevant results and to emphasize that research is an iterative process. Use when students have already formulated a research question and are about to begin searching for information on their topic.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Guttman Community College
Author:
Alexandra Hamlett
Meagan Lacy
Date Added:
01/05/2017
Cryptography Module" by Hunter R. Johnson
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

This archive contains a series of lessons on cryptography suitable for use in a CS0 course. The only requirement is familiarity with Python, particularly dictionaries, lists, and file IO. It is also assumed that students know how to create stand-alone Python programs and interact with them through the terminal. Most of the work is done in Jupyter notebooks.

The material found in the notebooks is a combination of reading material, exercises, activities and assignments. Below are descriptions of each lesson or assignment and links to notebooks on Cocalc. The same files are available for batch download in this archive.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture Notes
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Author:
Johnson Hunter R
Date Added:
06/04/2019
Cybercrime and Cyber security Techniques
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

This lecture presents information about cybercrime, which has become the most ubiquitous crime world-wide and affects individuals, companies and government. The lecture indicates that 95% of all cybercrime is preventable and describes a myriad of cyber security techniques that are available to prevent hacking. Legislation to combat cybercrime is presented as well as the places where cybercrime should be reported.

Subject:
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture Notes
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Hostos Community College
Author:
Amy J Ramson
Shalom Cohen
Date Added:
04/29/2020
Cybersecurity-Cybercrime-The Legal Environment
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

This presentation covers the legal environment of cybercrime to date. It addresses: the challenges of law enforcement; federal government vs. state jurisdiction of cybercrime; law enforcement department and agencies which handle cybercrime; criminal statutes and privacy statutes.

Subject:
Criminal Justice
Law
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Hostos Community College
Author:
Amy J Ramson
Date Added:
07/04/2020
Cybersecurity-Fake News
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

The goals of this activity are to facilitate team work, critical thinking, and presentation skills in the area of cybersecurity and fake news. Students will be grouped into two teams. As a team, they will choose and analyze cases and ethical questions about fake news through the questions presented in the activity. They will present their analysis to the class.

Subject:
Philosophy
Criminal Justice
Law
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Hostos Community College
Author:
Amy J Ramson
Date Added:
07/04/2020
Cybersecurity-Online Identity Theft
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

This is an activity the goals of which are to facilitate team work; critical thinking; presentation skills in the area of cybersecurity and law. Students will be grouped into two teams. As a team, they will choose and analyze cases about online identity theft through the questions presented in the activity. They will present their analysis to the class.

Subject:
Criminal Justice
Law
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Hostos Community College
Author:
Amy J Ramson
Date Added:
07/04/2020
Cyber security Techniques- What Is The Internet?
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

The lecture presents information about how the Internet works so students studying cyber security can better understand how cybercriminals commit their crimes. The lecture provides elemental concepts so students of all disciplines, from computer engineering to criminal justice and law can obtain a basic foundation.

Subject:
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture Notes
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Hostos Community College
Author:
Amy J Ramson
Shalom Cohen
Date Added:
04/29/2020
Cybersecurity-The Internet of Things
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

With 38.5 billion smart devices in existence in 2020 and increasing every year, the potential for security breaches in the Internet of things is also escalating at a dramatic pace. The goal of this team activity is to facilitate team work, critical thinking, and presentation skills in the area of cybersecurity and the Internet of Things. Students will be grouped into two teams. As a team, they will analyze cases about security cameras and smart dolls through the questions presented in the activity. They will present their analysis to the class.

Subject:
Philosophy
Criminal Justice
Law
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Hostos Community College
Author:
Amy J Ramson
Date Added:
07/04/2020
Cybersecurity-The Silk Road Market
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

This presentation is about the Silk Road Market, one of the largest cases of illegal drug activity on the dark web, that the federal government has prosecuted. Beyond discussing the case, the presentation adds general facts about the US Department of Justice, the FBI and the DEA, and federal sentencing. The case discussion includes information about: Ross Ulbricht the creator and head of the market; how the Silk Road operated; the involvement of the FBI and DEA; the trial; the fourth amendment violations alleged by the defense; and the sentencing.

Subject:
Higher Education
Law
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Hostos Community College
Author:
Amy J Ramson
Date Added:
07/04/2020
Designing Computational Biology Workflows with Perl
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

This material introduces Linux File System structures and demonstrates how to use commands to communicate with the operating system through a Terminal program. Basic program structures and system() function of Perl are discussed. A brief introduction to gene-sequencing terminology and file formats are given.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Queensborough Community College
Author:
Esma Yildirim
Yildirim Esma
Date Added:
05/01/2019
Designing Computational Biology Workflows with Perl
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

This manual guides the instructor to combine the partial files of the virtual machine image and construct sequencer.ova file. It is accompanied by the partial files of the virtual machine image.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture Notes
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Queensborough Community College
Author:
Esma Yildirim
Date Added:
06/04/2019
Designing Computational Biology Workflows with Perl
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

This material introduces the AWS console interface, describes how to create an instance on AWS with the VMI provided, connect to that machine instance using the SSH protocol. Once connected, it requires the students to write a script to enter the data folder, which includes gene-sequencing input files and print the first five line of each file remotely. The same exercise can be applied if the VMI is installed on a local machine using virtualization software (e.g. Oracle VirtualBox). In this case, the Terminal program of the VMI can be used to do the exercise.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture Notes
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Queensborough Community College
Author:
Esma Yildirim
Date Added:
06/04/2019
"Designing Computational Biology Workflows with Perl Part 2
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

This material briefly reintroduces the DNA double Helix structure, explains SNP and INDEL mutations in genes and describes FASTA, FASTQ, BAM and VCF file formats. It also explains the index creation, alignment, sorting, marking duplicates and variant calling steps of a simple preprocessing workflow and how to write a Perl script to automate the execution of these steps on a Virtual Machine Image.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture Notes
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Queensborough Community College
Author:
Esma Yildirim
Date Added:
06/04/2019
Designing Computational Biology Workflows with Perl Part 2b
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

This material introduces the AWS console interface, describes how to create an instance on AWS with the VMI provided and connect to that machine instance using the SSH protocol. Once connected, it requires the students to write a script to automate the tasks to create VCF files from two different sample genomes belonging to E.coli microorganisms by using the FASTA and FASTQ files in the input folder of the virtual machine. The same exercise can be applied if the VMI is installed on a local machine using virtualization software (e.g. Oracle VirtualBox). In this case, the Terminal program of the VMI can be used to do the exercise.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture Notes
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Queensborough Community College
Author:
Esma Yildirim
Date Added:
06/04/2019