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ERIC Number: ED573974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Teaching in the Cloud: Leveraging Online Collaboration Tools to Enhance Student Engagement. CRLT Occasional Paper No. 31
Hershock, Chad; LaVaque-Manty, Mika
Center for Research on Learning and Teaching
The rapid proliferation of technology can have profound effects on the evolution of teaching, learning, scholarship, and governance in higher education (Katz, 2008). However, instructors report that simply "keeping up" with new instructional technologies, let alone integrating them productively into one's teaching, can be a significant challenge (Sorcinelli, Austin, Eddy, & Beach, 2006; Zhu, Kaplan, & Dershimer, 2011). This Occasional Paper describes how instructors at the University of Michigan are currently using online collaboration tools (hereafter OCTs) in a variety of disciplines and teaching contexts to enhance student engagement and course management. Based on these cases and faculty interviews, the authors also outline recommendations for implementing OCTs effectively and efficiently in teaching.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Michigan, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT)
Identifiers - Location: Michigan