Diana Cukierman

Diana Cukierman
Diana Cukierman
Senior Lecturer, School of Computing Science

From SFU Comp Sci, Diana has been using WordPress has her course delivery system for several years. Her courses,

  • CMPT 120 Introduction to Computing Science and Programming I
  • CMPT 125 Introduction to Computing Science and Programming II
  • CMPT 150 Introduction to Computer Design

are not publicly accessible, but as part of her EMP development, she has shared the videos below that are used in her class. Since her courses are 1st year Introductions, her class sizes are very large, almost 400  students per course, over 2 sections so reaching them effectively requires some meticulous attention to detail.  For the EdMedia Protege program, she wanted to expand her use of media, and create some videos that students could engage with beyond the formal class time. Her practice involves presenting her powerpoint slides, with blank spaces allowing her to live draw and annotate the slides during the lecture.  This practice has led her to working at ease her table computer and stylus. The videos are essentially well rehersed segments of her lectures, going through a sequence of lessons, and include her voice over narration, and live note drawing. The results have been amazing and she continues to create these valuable resources, see the few sample videos below



Scott Venners

Scott VennersScott began asking about podcasting, but wanted to explore the spatial relationships in data analysis, in three dimensions. Initially we talked about using Maya 3D software, but after participation in the EMP, he realized how much could be done with basic tools and screen recording.

making videos for his class similar to what you would find at Khan academy, and has gone on to create a rich collection of resources on his youtube channel./

Shivanand Balram

shivShiv Balram from the Geography dept. wanted to create some practical case study resources for his students that would provide alot of information, in an easily digestible, and mobile form.  For his EMP project he chose to work on some custom infographics that could be shared with his students, and dove right into the Ed Media WordPress site with more posts than any participant to date. This work required him to get up to speed on Adobe Illustrator, and was provided with feedback along the way from the Ed Media team.

Two graphics were created:

Infographic on Community Growth in the Tri-Cities, British Columbia

This asset provides a recent snapshot of the population and land-use changes that characterize the Tri-Cities region, Metro Vancouver, British Columbia. Population density is calculated in two ways – first, using the total land surface area; and second, using only the residential land-use area. These two representations of density provide contrasting perceptions. – Shivanand Balram


Infographic on Global Water Use and Water Wars

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This asset is a summary of the water use situation for the planet. It uses a systems approach to map the key stages of water availability, water usage and water consequences. Of particular importance is the impact of water scarcity and inaccessibility, and the use of technologies to manage water in order to mitigate against escalating conflicts. – Shivanand Balram