Developing Educational Technology at an Urban Community College

  • Kate S. Wolfe
  • Kate Lyons
  • Carlos Guevara

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Our Context and Why It Matters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Carlos Guevara, Kate Lyons, Kate S. Wolfe
      Pages 3-10
    3. Carlos Guevara, Kate Lyons, Kate S. Wolfe
      Pages 21-33
    4. Elys Vasquez-Iscan
      Pages 35-49
    5. Kristopher Bryan Burrell
      Pages 51-61
  3. A Mindful Approach to Community Building

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Carlos Guevara, Wilfredo Rodriguez, David Dos Santos
      Pages 65-77
    3. Jacqueline M. DiSanto, Carlos Guevara
      Pages 79-93
    4. Kate S. Wolfe
      Pages 95-104
    5. Kate Lyons
      Pages 105-117
    6. Amy J. Ramson
      Pages 119-122
  4. Opportunities and Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. George J. Rosa, David Dos Santos, Carlos Guevara
      Pages 125-134
    3. Lisa Tappeiner, Jacqueline M. DiSanto, Kate Lyons
      Pages 135-146
    4. Lisa Tappeiner, Kate Lyons, Sandy Figueroa, Linda Ridley
      Pages 147-160
  5. “I only work with the converted”: Converting the Technology Skeptics Through Proof and Credibility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Sandy Figueroa
      Pages 163-167
    3. Kate S. Wolfe, Jacqueline M. DiSanto
      Pages 173-196
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 203-209

About this book


This book uses a mix of personal narratives, anecdotal evidence, and research-based findings to tell the story of a small, urban community college’s efforts to develop and nurture a Community of Practice (CoP) that would galvanize the campus’ adoption of Educational Technology. Located in one of the poorest congressional district in the United States, Hostos Community College, a Hispanic-serving institution and part of the City University of New York (CUNY), has a unique history rooted in activism, advocacy, and community outreach, and has built a reputation for technology innovation. This book is a collection of writing from faculty and staff members whose decades of experience integrating technology into the classroom pre-dates many of the official initiatives now in place at CUNY. 


Higher Education Administration Urban Community Colleges Change Management Technology Adoption Community Of Practice

Editors and affiliations

  • Kate S. Wolfe
    • 1
  • Kate Lyons
    • 2
  • Carlos Guevara
    • 3
  1. 1.Behavioral and Social Sciences DepartmentHostos Community College, CUNYBronxUSA
  2. 2.LibraryHostos Community College, CUNYBronxUSA
  3. 3.Division of Academic AffairsHostos Community College, CUNYBronxUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-17037-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-17038-7
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