Building an Interactive Student-Centered Online Learning Community
This presentation describes how the use of institution-provided pen-based tablet PC’s and collaborative software has revolutionized teaching and resulted in an active learning environment. Inside the classroom, students meet their teachers and fellow classmates in a web-enabled workspace, creating both physical and virtual synchronous connection. Outside of the classroom walls, in hybrid mode, this online environment continues asynchronously with the use of the learning management system (Blackboard Learn) and Internet.
Carol Carruthers, Seneca College
Carol Carruthers is a professor of Mathematics and coordinator for the School of Biological Sciences and Applied Chemistry at Seneca College, Toronto, Ontario. With the receipt of a 2008 Higher Education HP Technology for Teaching Grant, her dream of creating a mobile, wireless, online classroom became a reality. Her current work is to continue using these technologies and the online environment outside of the classroom to provide a mixed-mode (hybrid) mathematics program.