Rutgers Online Learning Conference

March 12, 2018
Digital Collaboration Tools
Room 166

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.

Speaker Bio(s): 

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.


Presentation Documents: 
Priscilla Hockin Brown, Ismael Lara
Department Name: 
Center for Online and Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Event Date

RUOnlineCon 2018
12 March 2018
200 Atrium Drive

Somerset, NJ 08873

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Teaching and Learning with Technology - TLT supports Rutgers academic units University-wide in creating and delivering hybrid and fully online courses, and is heavily involved in both for-credit as well as non-credit online and hybrid education. Find out more.

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