Facilitating Collaborative Learning with Bboogle and Google Apps

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Fri, 02/11/2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Workshop facilitators:  James AltmanJoe LampertBrian Nielsen.
There are a number of benefits to having students collaborate on team projects, including improved learning, stronger student engagement, and the opportunity to model social and professional development for the participants.  How does an instructor define and oversee successful collaborative learning activities, especially given the frequent student push-back when learners struggle with issues of sharing responsibility and assessment?  
New technological approaches have been shown to promote student collaborations more effectively than were practicable in the past, and this workshop will focus on the potential of Google Apps for Education and Northwestern's Bboogle software for encouraging collaborative student learning.
Workshop attendees without prior experience with Google Apps are strongly encouraged to register for a companion workshop, scheduled for Febrary 4, devoted strictly to Google Apps functionality.

Pre-workshop session on Google Apps for Education:
Date:  Monday, February 7, 2011
Time:   4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location:  Library lower-level B234  

Pre-Workshop, Registration Required (click here)

Workshop session, Facilitating Collaborative Learning
Date:  Friday, February 11, 2011
Time:  2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location:  Library lower-level B238
This workshop is part of the annual Teaching, Learning & Technology workshop series.  The Teaching, Learning & Technology workshops are designed to help faculty, post-docs and graduate students consider how technology can impact teaching and learning.  Participants will be introduced to current technologies and meet staff who are technology, pedagogy, and information specialists at Northwestern University.