San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This event is open to GGC faculty only.
Introduction to the Academic Commons
GGC's Academic Commons is a collaborative online environment designed to support faculty initiatives for teaching and learning. If you're interested in finding out how you can use the Commons to create an ePortfolio, showcase your research, or collaborate with your colleagues, this workshop is for you. Bring your laptop and your questions for an overview of the Commons with plenty of time for Q & A and exploration.
- Discuss the purpose and features of the Academic Commons.
- Demonstrate how to access and edit your profile on the Academic Commons.
- Demonstrate how to access and edit your personal site on the Academic Commons.
This class will be offered four times. Please register for the date that is most convenient for you:
1) Thursday, January 19, from 10:00 - 11:15 am
2) Monday, January 23, from 2:00 - 3:15 pm
3) Wednesday, March 22, from 10:00 - 11:15 am
4) Thursday, March 23, from 2:00 - 3:15 pm
Mr. Michael D. Smith - Digital Learning Specialist
Michael D. Smith is the Digital Learning Specialist for the Center for Teaching Excellence. He holds an M.Ed. in Learning, Design, and Technology (with an emphasis on Instructional Design and Development) from the University of Georgia.
Michael spent over twenty years working with information / academic technology at Emory University before completing his Master’s degree and moving to Gwinnett Technical College, where he worked as an instructional designer / LMS administrator.
Michael is particularly interested in student engagement and motivation, the development of learning communities, blended / online learning, gamification and game-based learning, augmented reality, and virtual worlds and immersive 3D learning environments.