Online collaboration tools (OCTs), such as Google Apps, are revolutionizing workplace productivity and teamwork. They also provide tremendous opportunities to enhance teaching, learning, and course management. These hands-on seminars will allow faculty to develop plans for how they might integrate OCTs into their classes. To register for the seminar, participants will be asked to complete a survey on initial ideas they have for using these apps. In the seminar, faculty will have the opportunity to develop specific plans for their courses. Working collaboratively in small groups with colleagues, CRLT consultants, and IT specialists they will consider how OCTs can be used to accomplish specific course goals, such as improving team-work during group projects, increasing interaction in large lectures, promoting student dialogue and reflection, or facilitating collaborative authorship, editing, and peer review. No previous experience with OCTs is required, and the sessions are open to faculty at all levels of technical sophistication, for beginners to "power users." 

Lunch will be provided. 

To register for the January 28th afternoon session, complete the two forms below.  If you need more information on OCTs, please see this website.


Event Information
Mon, 01/28/2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location (Room): 
CRLT Seminar Room (1013 Palmer Commons)
Chad Hershock
Faculty Only
Eligible for Certificate: 
Not eligible for Certificate

CRLT staff assist faculty applying for grants in areas of curricular and pedagogical innovation by providing expertise in planning and implementing the evaluation of grants.  CRLT evaluation services include

  • consultation on pre-proposal evaluation design;
  • assistance in planning and implementing data collection and analysis for formative and summative evaluation purposes; and
  • support for communicating evaluation findings and using evaluation information for decisions about improvements.
For more information contact Malinda Matney, Director of Assessment at CRLT by calling 936-1135 or sending an email to mmatney@umich.edu.

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