Faculty Members: Sophie Engle, Associate Professor, Computer Science; Melissa Dale, Assistant Professor, Center for Asia Pacific Studies
Pedagogical Strategies: Active Learning, assessment, collaboration, communication
Technology Featured: Canvas Discussion Boards, Piazza
Join us for an hour of presentation and discussion on two approaches to supporting student and instructor communication and collaboration.
Professor Engle will share how she uses Piazza, a free online Q&A platform that integrates into Canvas.
Professor Dale will share how she is using Canvas’ Discussion Boards to facilitate graded, asynchronous, communication with students.
Coffee/Tea and light snacks will be provided.
Faculty Member: Courtney Masterson, Assistant Professor, School of Management
Pedagogical Strategies: Active Learning, Project-Based Learning, Authentic Assessment
Technology Featured: Zoom, Google Docs and select features from Canvas
In Courtney’s course Research Design and Analysis for Organization Development, she incorporated experiential learning as a means to increase student knowledge and engagement. Students participated in an IRB approved research study, "The State of Organization Development," which involved conducting in-depth interviews with OD executives via Zoom. The aim was for students to participate in a research study to determine how OD is understood and practiced within Bay Area and global organizations.
During the Zoom interviews, students collected qualitative data which they later analyzed and reported on, telling evidence based stories that were filled with rich insights. Zoom interviews were also recorded, transcribed and shared with other students so that students had the benefit of access to multiple interviews and expert advice.