Online Collaborative Tools: Teaching the Google Generation, EDU618.W15

Web-based "cloud" collaboration has changed the way we work and learn. This fully online class will prepare you to successfully use online collaboration in the classroom/workplace using Google Apps for Education as a platform. Students will experience collaborative reading, notetaking, and assignments designed to leverage the collaborative power of Google Apps for Education and other Google tools. Students will use online collaborative tools (such as Diigo) that support collaborative curation of resources and knowledge creation. Students will design a final project that demonstrates using Google Apps for Education at an expert level. The project will focus on changing the culture of teaching and learning in an organization. Projects may range from becoming a Google certified educator or administrator to setting up your own Google domain for a school, non-profit, or business. Some project ideas may require extra fees (such as testing fees or domain registration fees). Access to a well-functioning laptop and DSL/cable speed internet connection are required.

Taught by: Lucie deLaBruere

Lucie explores how to use emerging technology for teaching and learning. She has over 20 years experience in consulting on technology and education. She is a Google Certified Teacher and Google Apps Certified Trainer. Lucie teaches graduate courses at St. Michael's College and is the winner of the 2009 Frank Watson VITA-Learn EdTech Award. Lucie received her Masters of Science in Internet Engineering from the Graduate School in 2000, and her Bachelors of Arts in Secondary Education and Social Studies from the State University of New New York at Oswego where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She regularly presents at conferences and publishes articles.

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Lucie deLaBruere

Lucie has over 30 years of teaching experience and was one of Vermont's first Google certified teachers.

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