Implementing Web 2.0 Tools to Achieve Student Learning Outcomes
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This workshop encompasses techniques that can help transform traditional format courses into hybrid format courses. The presenter will demonstrate how Web 2.0 tools implemented via hybrid course activities can achieve student learning outcomes as well as assess student learning.
Specific Web 2.0 tools that will be demonstrated include Blogger and Wikis. Via Blogger, creation of ePortfolios to assess student learning outcomes will be explained. Web 2.0 tools shared in this workshop are free and available to the population. The speaker will explore the numerous practical applications of these already existing tools.
The handouts will provide each participant with the information needed to create a blogger and wiki account as well as details on what students should include in their ePortfolios. Participants will also have the opportunity to reflect on the workshop and apply concepts shared to currently existing courses.
Participants will be provided a PowerPoint overview of Web 2.0 as well as an online Hybrid Format Implementation Manual. Additionally, participants will be presented a curriculum development strategy and engage in activities.
Participants will learn to:
- Explore Web 2.0 and understand the rationale for integrating it into the curriculum, such as engaging students and utilizing free internet tools.
- Review the concept and characteristics of a hybrid course and how Web 2.0 can support it.
- Examine and address perceptions about the barriers to Web 2.0 implementation.
- Become familiar with common Web 2.0 tools, such as blogs and wikis.
- Examine ways for using Web 2.0 tools for teaching and learning.
- Give thought to the tools they might integrate into the curriculum.
- Develop a timeline for introducing Web 2.0 in class-related activities.
- Draft activities and student outcomes for using these tools.
- Review as well as receive extensive documentation and examples on Web 2.0 applications to improve student outcomes.
Who should attend?
Educators interested in improving their current courses through the implementation of free technological tools.
Who is the speaker?
Char Perlas received her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Psychology from Fresno State University and Masters of Science in School Counseling as well as a Pupil Personnel Services Credential from CSU, Sacramento. In Fall of 2006, Char completed her Master’s in Public Administration from CSU, Hayward. In the Summer of 2010, Char completed her PhD in Education with an emphasis in Leadership for Higher Education at Capella University.
Char has been employed with Mission College in Santa Clara, CA since December of 1999. She has been working as the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Director since October, 2000 and as the Student Services Division Chair and Counseling Department Chair since Summer 2010.
Char's publications include Enhancing underrepresented, community college student motivation through blended curriculum, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, July 2010; Standards of Practice for California Community College Counseling Faculty and Programs, ASCCC, Fall 2008; When are Counseling Professionals Appropriate? A Friendly Reminder, Senate Rostrum, April 2010, pp 14 - 16; Engineering 101: What Faculty Need to Know About Advising Engineering Students, Senate Rostrum, May 2008, pp 2 – 3.
Herman McKenzie Scholarship Recipient, Public Administration Dept., 2006 CSU East Bay, Hayward, CA
Outstanding Faculty of the Year, Associated Student Body, 2004-2005 Mission College, Santa Clara, CA
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