Posts Tagged ‘CSCL’

Google+ as a Tool for Collaborative Learning

December 14, 2012 2 comments

Emerging Technology in Online Learning Symposium
Las Vegas, NV. July 26, 2012

Lead Presenter: Karissa Locke (Google, US)
Tess Milligan (Google, US)
Mark Green (Simpson College, US)
David Wicks (Seattle Pacific University, US)
Courtney Step (Seattle Pacific University, US)
Kami Cottrell (Seattle Pacific University, US)

Hear from professors and students pioneering the use of Google+ for collaborative learning, discuss best practices, and leave equipped to enhance your Google experience with Google+.

Original version of video posted on YouTube by Karissa Locke.

Snow Day Instructional Technology Resources

January 17, 2012 Leave a comment

A few years ago Seattle Pacific University’s Dean’s Cabinet asked me to put together a list of eLearning tools that faculty can use if classes are cancelled due to inclement weather. Today’s snowy weather along with a prompting from my boss encouraged me to share an updated version with SPU faculty.

Instructional Technology Services provides training and support for all tools mentioned below. Our website includes a list of recent workshops. SPU Faculty: If you have questions about a particular tool and can’t reach me, there is probably a professor in your school who has experience.


ITS also provides instructional graphics, scanning, and digital audio/video services. While I don’t like the idea of  having an emergency situation that forces professors to use these tools, I do like the raised awareness of our digital services and tools.  Maybe, just maybe, some new professors will consider using these tools and techniques for their everyday instruction.

Student perception of collaborative small group projects using synchronous and asynchronous tools

November 10, 2011 2 comments
This Sloan-C 2011 session will report on findings from a three-year study that explored how different communication tools may impact small group collaborative learning projects in an online course. The primary goal of this session is to share successful techniques for organizing and facilitating small group collaborative projects in online and blended courses.

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Wikis vs. Super Wikis

November 7, 2010 Leave a comment

Presentation from the 2010 Sloan-C Online Learning Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Blackboard 9 – Collaborative Learning

December 16, 2009 1 comment

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Learn how to make use of Blackboard and complimentary Web 2.0 tools to enhance collaborative learning.
  • How to set up and organize teams in Bb.
  • Options for using wikis within/outside of Blackboard.
  • How to use a specific collaborative tool (EtherPad).

Evaluation of the Use of Semantic Web Technology in a Collaborative Learning Environment

November 2, 2009 2 comments

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This screencast is a presentation given by Andrew Lumpe and David Wicks at the 2009 Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning in Orlando, Florida. The presentation objectives are to:

  • Describe the application of a semantic web technologies in a collaborative learning environment.
  • Report the results on student learning.
  • Provide recommendations for future research and applications of semantic web technologies in educational environments.


Why wikis

February 11, 2009 Leave a comment
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