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Building Community in Online, Blended, and Face-to-Face Environments

Subject matter experts enrich the classroom learning experience by sharing current information and meaningful real-world experiences directly with students. Classroom speakers are generally limited to the pool of experts in close geographical proximity. However, technology can step in as a substitute for travel and greatly expand possibilities, while maintaining the seamless interaction and rich experience for students. In this session, Professor John Boyer and Katie Pritchard will describe techniques to successfully garner top experts – the ones most likely to make the largest impact. They will demonstrate a variety of technology options and share the advantages and challenges of each. Finally, they describe how to incorporate invited speakers within the pedagogy of a case-study approach to foster optimal learning benefits.


Category Faculty Learning Day 2012
Speaker Prof. John Boyer
Katie Pritchard
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