Online Media and Collaborative Learning

AHA Session 117
Friday, January 5, 2018: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Thurgood Marshall West (Marriott Wardman Park, Mezzanine Level)
Molly A. Warsh, University of Pittsburgh
Collaborative Writing with Google Docs
Frederik Vermote, California State University, Fresno
Experiencing World History in the Classroom: Videos, Music, and Podcasts
Madalina Valeria Veres, American Philosophical Society
The Audience

Session Abstract

The online interconnectivity of the rising generation presents instructors with both challenges and opportunities. This panel will focus on opportunities. It will highlight effective teaching practices that use online media to encourage collaborative learning. Individual presenters will demonstrate how specific online tools have increased student engagement and comprehension in their classrooms, and the panel as a whole will address every stage of the learning process. From what students do to prepare for class, to what they do during class, to how they can get involved in the evaluation process, a few simple adjustments in one’s pedagogical approach can increase student engagement across the board. Specifically, the panel will provide instructors with a broad range of ideas for how to effectively use google docs, podcasts, youtube videos, etc., in their teaching. Ultimately, the panel will be a forum for discussing some of the best practices and pitfalls associated with integrating online media into a more collaborative classroom.
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