This month our Faculty Forum will focus on a topic that builds on last month’s theme of promoting student engagement: Remotely Teaching with Collaborative Documents. We meet Friday, November 20th at noon PST via Zoom. This meeting will be recorded, with the video to be posted on The Wheel.
Faculty Forums are informal, discovery-based conversations that present the thoughts of faculty from across the disciplines on the topic of the month. Just as in large Zoom classes we like to call on students who are prepared and insightful to see how they will contribute to the conversation, at this event I may likewise be calling on some forum participants (especially if they unmute!). If you plan to join us and have a story to tell about teaching with collaborative documents, please drop me an email so I can be ready to call on you, as well.
Participants in this event will include the CEE Education Specialist Dr. Patricia Turner. Patricia has 23 years of teaching experience, including faculty positions at UC San Diego and Harvard’s Institute for English Language Programs. Dr. Andy Jones of ATS and the University Writing Program will talk about ways that he creates community in Google Docs and Zoom chat. ATS Senior Instructional Designers Dr. Margaret Merrill and Mark Wilson will be on standby to offer their perspectives and to answer questions about campus-supported technologies for virtual collaboration. We hope you will join us Friday at noon to participate in, or just overhear, the worthwhile (and recorded) conversation.
See you then!
Dr. Andy Jones
Academic Associate Director, Academic Technology Services
Editor of The Wheel, The Instructional Technology Blog for UC Davis
November Faculty Forum: Remotely Teaching with Collaborative Documents
Friday, November 20th at Noon PST
P.S. Plan to join us for faculty presentations at the next DOLCE (Discussing Online Learning and Collaborative Education) taking place on Friday, December 11th at noon PST!