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Technology Portfolio

February 2001 – May 2014












Lindsey M. Freer
lindsey.freer@gmail.com
http://lfreer.net/

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2001-2006, 2011
Barnard College (New York, NY)
First Year English: Reinventing Literary History



Project Summary: Developed to accompany Barnard College's First Year English program, this site
curated a variety of resources for the English Department’s standardized First Year English curricula.
Begun in 2001, completed in 2003, and periodically updated through 2006, the site featured art galleries,
primary and secondary sources, and links to carefully selected external web sites. Resources on
plagiarism, manuscript style, and museum tours were added as the site grew. In late 2011, an effort was
made to move some of the content to Barnard’s Drupal-based enterprise-level CMS.

URLs:
• Archived, original site: http://barnard.edu/arx/html/reinventingliteraryhistory/
• Current site (incomplete): http://firstyear.barnard.edu/node/5621

Technologies: HTML, FrontPage, Dreamweaver, Paint Shop Pro, Drupal

2004
Barnard College (New York, NY)
First Year Seminar: Global Literature

Project Summary: When Barnard began to develop a new curriculum in global literature, I developed a
wiki to support that curriculum. Funding for this project came from a Ford Foundation “Difficult Dialogues”
grant. This wiki is no longer publicly available.

Technologies: MediaWiki, Photoshop

2005-2006
AmeriCorps: Community Technology Empowerment Project
Agency Assignment: Project for Pride in Living (Minneapolis, MN)

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Project Summary: During my year of national service in the AmeriCorps program, I designed four entry-
level technology curricula for underserved populations, conducted those classes and gave one-on-one
tutorials, created easy-to-use web pages for job seekers new to computers, oversaw software and
hardware purchases for a new training center, trained agency staff on assistive technologies and
accessibility, and trained both staff and agency clients in multimedia production and editing.

URLs:
• The AmeriCorps CTEP web site: http://technologypower.org/
• Those original job-hunting web pages have since evolved into the PPL “Hub”: http://www.ppl-
inc.org/the-hub/

Technologies: Microsoft Office, Dreamweaver, Windows Movie Maker, JAWS, accessibility features in
Windows and Mac OS, video cameras

2007
Macaulay Honors College at City College, CUNY (New York, NY)
Honors Seminar: The Arts in New York City—Prof. Grazyna Drabik



Project Summary: In addition to setting up a web site where students blogged regularly, I advised the
class as they put together a magazine, distributed in print and as a PDF, which recounted the events of the
semester and showcased their final projects.

URLs
• Class web site: http://macaulay.cuny.edu/seminars/drabik07/
• Class magazine: http://www.scribd.com/doc/225639407/The-Arts-in-NYC-Prof-Drabik-2007


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Technologies: WordPress, Adobe Illustrator, PowerPoint, photography

2007
Macaulay Honors College at City College, CUNY (New York, NY)
Honors Seminar: Science and Technology in New York City—Prof. Michael Lubell



Project Summary: After conducting an in-class workshop on the principles of poster design, I advised and
assisted students as they created original scientific posters on topics relevant to the course.

Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, PowerPoint, large-scale printing

2008
Macaulay Honors College at City College, CUNY (New York, NY)
Honors Seminar: The Peopling of New York—Prof. Jennifer Lutton



Project Summary: I facilitated the class’s creation of a wiki about their primary research topic, the West
Indian immigrant communities of Flatbush, Brooklyn. I also created original video of a neighborhood
walking tour.

URLs
• Class web site: http://macaulay.cuny.edu/seminars/lutton07/
• Walking tour video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfGLNX-j5mg

Technologies: MediaWiki, iMovie, video cameras



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2008, 2009
Macaulay Honors College at City College, CUNY (New York, NY)
Honors Seminar: Shaping the Future of New York City—Prof. Ernie Drucker

Project Summary: Each time I worked with this course, the faculty member was primarily concerned about
ease of communication with students; we set up a mailing list for his use. The second time we worked
together, I assisted his students in the development of a wiki, which presented their research on local public
health issues. Unfortunately, the wiki is no longer publicly available.

Technologies: Google Groups, MediaWiki

2008
Macaulay Honors College at City College, CUNY (New York, NY)
Honors Seminar: The Arts in New York City—Prof. Brandon Judell

Project Summary: The faculty member, new to WordPress, experimented with a blogging component in
his seminar. Unfortunately, the class site is no longer available.

Technologies: WordPress

2008
Macaulay Honors College at City College, CUNY (New York, NY)
Honors Seminar: Science and Technology in New York City—Prof. Maribel Vazquez

Project Summary: After conducting an in-class workshop on the principles of poster design, I advised and
assisted students as they created original scientific posters on topics relevant to the course.

Technologies: PowerPoint, large-scale printing

2008
Macaulay Honors College, CUNY (New York, NY)
Technology Workshop: Eportfolios & Multimedia




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Project Summary: This workshop, designed for first-year students, demonstrated the multimedia
integration possibilities of WordPress and introduced concepts of critical media making.

Technologies: WordPress, iMovie, Audacity

2009
Macaulay Honors College at City College, CUNY (New York, NY)
Honors Seminar: The Peopling of New York—Prof. Grazyna Drabik



Project Summary: In addition to setting up a web site where students blogged regular “think pieces” in
response to course content, I advised the class as they put together a wiki chronicling the immigration
histories of different local ethnic communities. I also created image maps and interactive Google Maps
which explained the immigration histories of the students in the class.

URLs:
• Class wiki, including maps: http://macaulay.cuny.edu/seminars/drabik09/
• Class blog: http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/drabik09/

Technologies: WordPress, MediaWiki, Google Apps, HTML, CSS

2009
Mercy College, Manhattan Campus (New York, NY)
Course: Developmental Writing—Prof. Lindsey Freer



Project Summary: As part of a developmental writing course with a standardized curriculum based on folk
tales and fables, students wrote their own personal family stories and myths. These were edited, read

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aloud to the class, then re-edited, with four chosen to serve as source material for small group video
projects. The chosen stories were then scripted, storyboarded, and filmed. The results were burned to DVD
for students to share with their families.

URL:
• Photos from the film shoot: https://www.flickr.com/photos/daharyn/sets/72157623100518923/

Technologies: iMovie, video camera, photography

2008—present (presentation given 2009)
Macaulay Honors College, CUNY (New York, NY)
Conference Presentation: “Re-Curating the Snapshot: Student-Created Videos for Deeper Analysis”



Project Summary: At this presentation, developed with a colleague, we described the development of a
large-scale video project undertaken annually with the first-year class. We also explained how the project
embodied specific pedagogical principles and shared some examples of student work.

The video project itself, Snapshot NYC, involves the entire Macaulay first-year class each year. On October
11, each student takes a photograph of something or someone in NYC, and submits it to a central web site.
Student curators then sift through and organize the photography for a creative exhibition, which is hung in
the Macaulay Honors College building each December. On the day of the exhibition, the first-year class
returns and uses phones, cameras, and other technologies to make creative responses to the exhibition,
“re-curating” their colleagues’ photos with a new and deeper perspective. While the students originally
made videos, they can now choose from a variety of technologies and “games” for their re-curation effort.

URLs:
• Presentation slides: http://www.slideshare.net/daharyn/it-conference-2009-full
• Snapshot photo galleries: http://macaulay.cuny.edu/gallery/index.php/
• Snapshot re-curation projects: http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/snapshot2013/

Technologies: photography, video cameras, Keynote, WordPress, iMovie, PowerPoint, Prezi,
VoiceThread, Google Apps, GIMP, Photoshop, iPhoto, GarageBand



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2009-2013
Macaulay Honors College, CUNY (New York, NY)
Honors Seminar: Honors Thesis Colloquium—Prof. Lee Quinby (2009-2013), Prof. Steven Isenberg
(2013)



Project Summary: As the technologist assigned to the interdisciplinary Honors Thesis Colloquium in 2009-
10, 2011-12, 2012-13, and the Fall 2013 semester, I oversaw the iterative growth of the use of technology
to support year-long senior thesis research in a wide variety of humanities and social sciences disciplines.
While in 2009-10, most students used their thesis web sites as a repository for drafts and as a way to
collect early feedback, by 2011-12, most used it as a means of creatively presenting multimedia that
extended the reach of their written projects, including their presentation materials from the National
Conference on Undergraduate Research and local intra-CUNY conferences. We also began to add
newsfeeds on their research topics, so that their sites became spaces to retrieve timely information. In
2012-13, students began to create original digital research that expanded the scholarly impact of their work,
including data visualizations and interactive timelines. Eventually, I taught the Spring 2014 semester of this
course as a fully “digital” senior thesis seminar—explained further on in this packet.

As a technologist, the workshops I gave to students in this course included regular sessions on the
integration of quantitative data into research writing, creating effective presentation materials, information
architecture and WordPress skills, and techniques for effective online research.

Class Web Sites:
• 2009-10: http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/honorsthesis09/
• 2011-12: http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/honorsthesis11/
• 2012-13: http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/honorsthesis12/
• Fall 2013: http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/honorsthesis13/

Selected Student Thesis Sites:
• Patrick (2009-10): http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/patrickmonte/
• Diana (2011-12): http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/dkudelko/
• Athena (2011-12): http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/akurry/
• Kaitlyn (2012-13): http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/kohagan12/
• Whitney (2012-13): http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/wporter12/

Technologies: WordPress, Prezi, PowerPoint, Google Apps, Microsoft Office, VoiceThread, video
cameras, iMovie, photography, Photoshop, GIMP, HTML, CSS, Gliffy

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2010
Macaulay Honors College, CUNY (New York, NY)
Faculty Seminar: From Bestiary to Bioculture—Profs. Lee Quinby and Sylvia Tomasch



Project Summary: This WordPress site was designed so that academics from across the region could use
it as an extension of their in-person discussion sessions.

URL:
• Seminar web site: http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/macaulayseminar2010/

Technologies: WordPress, Google Apps

2010
Macaulay Honors College, CUNY (New York, NY)
Honors Seminar: Doomsday—Prof. Lee Quinby



Project Summary: For this course, I not only developed an intricate web site and guided in-class blogging,
but assisted with final creative projects, including original film projects, student posters, and presentations.

URL:
• Class web site: http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/doomsday2010/

Technologies: WordPress, iMovie, Adobe Illustrator

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2010
Macaulay Honors College, CUNY (New York, NY)
Video: The Macaulay Instructional Technology Fellowship
Video Series: Meet Our Faculty

Project Summary: For these original video projects, created in support of the Macaulay Honors College, I
planned the overall structure, conducted the appropriate interviews, recorded participant responses, and
was responsible for all editing and processing. The results were used to explain the role of the instructional
technology fellows to the broader Macaulay community, as well as to introduce Macaulay’s seminar faculty
to current students, potential students, and the general public.

URLs:
• Technology Fellowship video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENln3TGTJHc
• Meet Our Faculty series:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtKFtB90v2k&list=PLAF15372FE9DDAB04

Technologies: video cameras, iMovie

2010, 2011, 2012
Macaulay Honors College, CUNY (New York, NY)
Technology Workshop: Eportfolios & Digital Identity



Project Summary: This workshop, designed for first-year students, encouraged students to actively create
their digital identities through the creative use of WordPress eportfolios and other tools.

URL:
• Presentation slides: http://www.slideshare.net/daharyn/tech-fair-2011-copy

Technologies: WordPress, Google Apps






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2011
Macaulay Honors College, CUNY (New York, NY)
Honors Seminar: Shaping the Future of New York City—Prof. Richard Blot

Project Summary: Because the faculty member was teaching three sections of the same seminar—two of
which met in Manhattan, while a third met in the Bronx—we developed mailing lists he could use to
distribute information to one or more sections of the course as needed. I also conducted a workshop on
effective online research with both Manhattan sections.

Technologies: Google Apps

2011, 2013
Macaulay Honors College, CUNY (New York, NY)
Instructional Technology Fellowship Alumni Data Project
Instructional Technology Fellowship Career Resources



Project Summary: In 2011 I used physical and digital archives, with additional online research, to collate
and present the first ever alumni data for the Macaulay Honors College’s Instructional Technology
Fellowship. In 2011, this data was used to contact alumni and ask them to contribute sample employment
materials for current doctoral student fellows. The resulting private web site now hosts sample CVs and
resumes, cover letters for both traditional academic and alt-ac positions, job search narratives, and
recordings of the group Skype calls I organized between current fellows and alumni. In 2013, I updated the
data, and a networking listserv was created for all fellowship alumni. The career resources site is available
to current fellows and fellowship alumni.

Technologies: WordPress, Google Apps, listserv archives, Microsoft Office









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2011-2013
The Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY (New York, NY)
Course: Identity in America: History and Literature, 1865-2000—Prof. Lindsey Freer



Project Summary: This interdisciplinary survey course for non-majors was conducted as a literature
course while meeting State University of New York general education requirements in history. In addition to
developing a WordPress site for each course, a companion site was created in ANGEL, SUNY’s system-
wide LMS. Student discussion was hosted both through structured blogging on WordPress and in ANGEL’s
discussion forums. Students also created a number of digital projects under my direction, including
PowerPoint, Prezi, and Flash video projects on authors and historical trends. In Fall 2013, students created
interactive digital murals, each one on a different moment in the history of American education or politics. In
addition, students regularly used VoiceThread to create collaborative multimedia conversations in lieu of
traditional written midterms or final exams.

URL:
• Class web site: http://lfreer.net/en272/

Technologies: WordPress, ANGEL, iMovie, iPhoto, GarageBand, PowerPoint, Prezi, Flash, Scribd,
Mural.ly, xtranormal, Timeline.JS, VoiceThread

2012
Barnard College (New York, NY)
First-Year English: Faculty Wiki




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Project Summary: This wiki was designed to bring Barnard’s First-Year English faculty, who are largely
part-time, together in a virtual meeting and collaboration space. I also trained interested faculty in the
appropriate skills. The wiki is not publicly available.

Technologies: Columbia WikiSpaces

2012—present
The True Delta Project
Lucky Find Productions, LLC



Project Summary: Design, develop, and maintain web sites, blog, and social media presence for the
documentary short film True Delta, a related not-for-profit organization, and the associated production
company. Conduct instructional sessions on WordPress, blog content, and social media strategies for the
film’s director and producers. Advise creative team on digital marketing efforts. Develop and implement e-
commerce solutions.

URLs:
• The True Delta Project: http://truedeltaproject.org/
• Lucky Find Productions: http://luckyfindproductions.com

Technologies: WordPress, Photoshop, HTML, CSS, social media, e-commerce














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2012, 2013
Columbia University (New York, NY)
Summer Program for High School Students
Courses: Critical Reading, Expository Prose, Research Skills—Prof. Lindsey Freer



Project Summary: In the classes I taught for Columbia’s summer high school program, students used
presentation, video creation, and timeline technologies to present the fruits of their original research and to
teach basic skills to their peers.

URL:
• Class web site: http://lfreer.net/expository/

Technologies: WordPress, Prezi, PowerPoint, xtranormal, Tiki-Toki

2012, 2013
Macaulay Honors College, CUNY (New York, NY)
Macaulay Night at the Museum & Media Arts Workshops



Project Summary: Collaborated with other Instructional Technology Fellows on “Night At the Museum,”
Macaulay’s new opening common event for the first-year class. All first year students were trained in the
principles of Smarthistory art conversations (http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/), as well as how to use
audio recorders. They then had private after-hours access to the Brooklyn Museum, where in small groups,
they collaborated on creative audio responses to works of art in the main collection.


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Later that semester, the students got back together with their groups for a Media Arts workshop, where
they learned how to use GarageBand and iMovie to create Smarthistory-style videos featuring their
recorded commentary.

URL:

• Smarthistory-style student videos: http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/mediaarts/

Technologies: WordPress, photography, audio recording, iMovie, GarageBand

2013
Macaulay Honors College, CUNY (New York, NY)
Instructional Technology Informational Booklet Project



Project Summary: Collaborated with other Instructional Technology Fellows to produce a booklet for new
and returning faculty, highlighting the pedagogical role instructional technology plays within the honors
college and the possibilities for collaboration on individual class projects.

URL:
• The booklet: http://lfreer.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/ITF-Booklet-Electronic.pdf

Technologies: Microsoft Office

2014
Macaulay Honors College, CUNY (New York, NY)
Honors Seminar: Honors Thesis Colloquium—Prof. Lindsey Freer (2014)



Project Summary: This iteration of the Honors Thesis Colloquium was developed based on my previous
experience as the technologist for the course (see above). In this semester, students used their written

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senior thesis projects as the basis for a new series of investigations into their topic, aided by digital
resources. They were trained in and completed one-day projects in a suite of digital humanities tools and
topics, before being turned loose to create personal digital thesis projects which not only extended the
claims of their written work, but in some cases tested additional ancillary theories.

The three students who completed this course scripted, directed, shot and edited an original short film,
designed and coded interactive maps, and shot and and edited original photography. Their digital theses
were awarded Macaulay’s Springboard Award for capstone project excellence.

Class Web Site
• General course information and short projects:
http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/honorsthesis14/

Digital Thesis Projects
• Kate (An Original Short Film): http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/katethemovie/
• Power is Power: Mapping The Travels of Female Characters in A Song of Ice and Fire:
http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/asoiaf/
• The Murderous Male Gaze: http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/poeticaltopics/

Technologies: WordPress, HTML, CSS, Google Apps, Microsoft Office, photography, video cameras,
Premiere, Photoshop, social media, RapGenius, VoiceThread, Mural.ly, Wordle, Visual.ly, LucidChart,
A.nnotate, InstaGIS, Gliffy, Flashcard Machine, imgflip, iPhoto, iMovie