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This session looks at early efforts to integrate collaboration and video discussions in an online program by using Google+.
One of the key components in classroom education is the interaction between the student and faculty as well as with other students. Even if collaboration and group discussion are not part of the instructional design, as it might be in a straight lecture course, informal groups and support networks are often created outside of class. In an effort to develop such interaction within an online program and its key internship component, several solutions were experimented with until ultimately choosing Google+ as a platform. This session will review the background of the decision, faculty training, and implementation of the Google+ platform within an online program. We will discuss the challenges, practices, and successes in using this platform to encourage interaction and collaboration within the program.
Donald Jordan is an Instructional Designer and Coordinator of E-Learning Initiatives at the University of the Pacific in California where his main interest is in both assessment and the pedagogy of technology in education. He has worked in higher education for 16 years as a professor of English, teaching composition and critical thinking as well instructing classes in database design, internet studies, and introduction to computer programming. In addition to teaching, he has managed a learning resource and tutoring center, served as a registrar for a campus of 1600 students, and was a systems analyst for a system of 11 campuses serving over 12,000 students.
Dr. Elizabeth Maloney is the discipline chair for psychology and coordinator of the substance abuse program at San Joaquin Delta College and also teaches in the substance abuse program at the University of the Pacific. She has worked in higher education as a department chair, professor, and learning disabilities specialist. In the K-12, she has worked as a director of special education and as a school physiologist. Prior to her work in education, she served as a vocational rehabilitation and substance abuse counselor.
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