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Taking the Pain Out of “Group Work”

October 25, 2019 @ 3:00 pm 3:45 pm

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Taking the Pain Out of “Group Work”
When you think of assigning group work for your students, do you cringe and know that you will have a multitude of complaints about “slackers” from your students? Do you think the pain is not worth the gain but know it’s good for students? Participate in planning a new way to approach collaboration in Canvas by attending this session.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
1) Employ effective strategies and online tools when designing collaborative activities for students
2) Invent their own innovative strategies for designing collaborative activities for students


Pat James

A CCC distance education leader for over a decade, Pat is dedicated to increasing student success through high quality online learning. She retired in Jan. 2014 as Executive Director of the CCC Online Education Initiative (OEI), received the OLC Frank Mayadas Award, served on ASCCC Executive Committee, taught digital media courses online, serves on the planning and implementation committee for the OTC. She served MSJC as Dean of Instructional Technology and DE, co-directed @ONE professional development project, and currently teaches online educators through @ONE. Pat also works on Educational Partnerships with American Public University System.

Aloha Sargent

Aloha is the Technology Services Librarian at Cabrillo College. She has been designing and teaching online information literacy courses for 10 years at a variety of CCCs, including Cabrillo, West Valley, Mission, Gavilan, and San Jose City College. Aloha is also a Lead Course Reviewer for the CVC-OEI and co-facilitates three fantastic @ONE courses: Online Teaching & Design, Peer Online Course Review, and Digital Citizenship. Aloha also serves as an OER Liaison and Library discipline lead for the ASCCC OER Initiative, and has provided instructional design support for the CCC Zero Textbook Cost degree program. She spends so much time working online that she once accidentally called her youngest son “Canvas”!
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October 25, 2019
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
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