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Engaging Students with Free Collaboration Technologies in Higher Education
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, Gazi University, Turkey ; , , Gazi Üniversitesi, Turkey

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-83-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Although a number of learning management software are available in commercial or open source licenses, not all higher education faculty have technical skills to set up and operate them for teaching and learning purposes. The purpose of this paper is to explore how Google collaboration technologies impact student engagement and group work in higher education. 60 sophomore level students, studying in instructional technology department of a large state university in Turkey, developed an instructional systems development project in groups of 4 using free Google collaborative tools in order to fulfill the requirements of the class. It is expected that using collaborative tools to complete a project improves students’ communication and persuasion skills, and gives instructors ability to oversee the students’ learning process.

Citation

Cakir, H., Karatas, S. & Üstündag, M.T. (2010). Engaging Students with Free Collaboration Technologies in Higher Education. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2010--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1618-1623). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 1, 2020 from .

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