Wednesday, October 26, 2011

October 26, 2011

Good Morning Online Instructors,

Do you have a Group Project in your course?  Are you trying to figure out new ways for your students to virtually and effectively connect and work together on the course material?  If yes, I encourage you to check out Google Docs as a student resource.  With Google Docs, individuals can collaboratively work on documents, spreadsheets, and presentations without having to physically be in the same room or working on the same computer. 

As Kristen O'Connell, Online Dean of Faculty, articulated, "the coolest thing is you can do real-time collaboration... If [students] picked a time, they [could] all work on the same document at the same time and their edits [would be] 'live'."

It also has the benefit of being able to edit documents from any computer or smart phone.

I encourage you to check it out, give it a try, and let me know what you think.

Heather Thomton-Stockman
Online Instructional Specialist

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