Presentation Title

Using Google Docs in Your Online Instruction: Save Time AND Give More Meaningful Feedback

Document Type

Presentation

Session Description

This presentation explains and demonstrates modes in which utilizing Google Drive (Docs/Slides/Pages) for online coursework submission can substantially reduce grading time for instructors, while simultaneously increasing meaningful feedback for students. Piloted in many online and hybrid courses at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing, both student and instructor reaction to the practice has been overwhelmingly positive. Integrating specific Google Apps into Online Learning Platforms (such as Moodle) offers both students and instructors a free, organized and reliable way to create and present material (papers, presentations, web pages, group work) for submission, and then to receive timely and meaningful input or feedback from both instructors and collaborators. Note: Examples for this session will be demonstrated in the Moodle LMS, but the information presented is transferable to other systems.

Keywords

Google Docs, Instruction, Grading, Effcient Practices, Online Instruction

Related Website

https://www.csh.umn.edu/education/credit-courses/csph-1101-self-society-and-environment-integral-systems-approach-personal-wellbeing-and-engagement

Audience Focus

Both K-12 and Higher Education

Start Date

7-27-2016 1:45 PM

End Date

7-27-2016 2:45 PM

Brief Biography of Primary Presenter

Sara L. Nystuen-Royzenfeld received her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Minnesota in 2015. After years of teaching in the secondary classroom where she created and piloted various LMS's for student coursework, she is now the Supervisor for Educational Technologies and Training at the University of Minnesota's Center for Spirituality and Healing. There she works with instructors and students in navigating online course creation, content delivery, technology use, and instructional practices.

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Jul 27th, 1:45 PM Jul 27th, 2:45 PM

Using Google Docs in Your Online Instruction: Save Time AND Give More Meaningful Feedback

This presentation explains and demonstrates modes in which utilizing Google Drive (Docs/Slides/Pages) for online coursework submission can substantially reduce grading time for instructors, while simultaneously increasing meaningful feedback for students. Piloted in many online and hybrid courses at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing, both student and instructor reaction to the practice has been overwhelmingly positive. Integrating specific Google Apps into Online Learning Platforms (such as Moodle) offers both students and instructors a free, organized and reliable way to create and present material (papers, presentations, web pages, group work) for submission, and then to receive timely and meaningful input or feedback from both instructors and collaborators. Note: Examples for this session will be demonstrated in the Moodle LMS, but the information presented is transferable to other systems.

http://pubs.lib.umn.edu/minnesota-elearning-summit/2016/program/17