Dipali Buch

Thursday - 1:30-2:30, Room 7

Expanding the Online Learning Experience

Outcomes for the Presentation

Not many instructors are aware of resources available to them to expand their students' online experience. Even if they are aware, there is sometimes reluctance to try something new. I will demonstrate some web based tools(example: Twitter, QR Codes, CCC Confer) which are very accessible and easy to use, based on a recent pilot project in my own classes at FLC. Best of all, the tools are free!  Faculty and students can learn to use these within a short time. Armed with this, faculty can enable exciting new opportunities for their students.

Participants can expect to have an interactive discussion, contribute ideas and experiences, and try out some of the tools in a low-stress environment. Smartphones good to bring, but not required. If you want you can download any free QR-code-reader app before the conference.

How will students benefit?

Everyone agrees that learning styles differ widely. The typical online course management system allows certain kinds of interaction: forums, chat, email... But these may not address all students' needs. The tools I will talk about can expand the experience for students, allowing different ways of interaction beyond the traditional.

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Dipali has been teaching with the Los Rios district since the late nineties. Having taken the plunge into online teaching before D2L and Blackboard, she has kept at it since then. She says she is definitely not a tech geek, just a lifelong learner. Looking for ways that technology can benefit community college students is a key goal for her.