In this session, we will cover digital collaboration tools that you can use in your class, whether face-to-face, blended, or fully online. This session will cover tools that get your students in the same online space, by either collaborating in real-time or not. Applications for student group work will also be covered.
Ismael “Izzy” Lara is a Senior Instructional Designer at the Center for Online and Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies (COHLIT) at Rutgers University. He has previously served as an E-Learning Support Specialist at what is now the Rutgers Behavioral Health Sciences, and also has several years of experience as a Software Engineer. In addition, he has taught courses both online and face-to-face, including “Introduction to Information Technology” and “Object-Oriented Programming.” He is also a certified Master Reviewer for Quality Matters.
Priscilla Hockin Brown is an Instructional Technology Specialist and has been a member of COHLIT since 2013. Previously she has served as a Lab Coordinator in the Rutgers Department of Plant Biology & Pathology where she aided faculty in using both Sakai & eCollege's Learning Management System & Smart Classrooms, and was responsible for various departmental and curriculum websites (in addition to coordinating introductory biology labs for over 900 students). She provides pedagogical support for faculty interested in using instructional technologies to enhance their students' online learning experiences. Her focus includes course design & revision in various LMSs and the use of edTech tools (VoiceThread, Google Aps, online proctoring solutions). Priscilla excels at technical writing and ensuring online courses have necessary “Getting Started” information. She is a Quality Matters Peer Reviewer, Quality Matters Coordinator, and a VoiceThread Certified Educator. She has a B.S., Horticulture, from Penn State University, and a M.S., Plant Biology, from Rutgers.