High vs. Low Collaboration Courses: Impact on Learning Presence, Community of Inquiry, and Social Networking

Researchers demonstrated a relationship between learning presence and social engagement; however, research in this area is limited. For example, no distinctions are made as to what role faculty, students, or technology might play in facilitating social engagement. In general, researchers revealed that students’ ability to self-regulate leads to more focused attention, time on-task, and in […]

Google+ as a Tool for Collaborative Learning

Emerging Technology in Online Learning Symposium Las Vegas, NV. July 26, 2012 Lead Presenter: Karissa Locke (Google, US) Tess Milligan (Google, US) Mark Green (Simpson College, US) David Wicks (Seattle Pacific University, US) Courtney Step (Seattle Pacific University, US) Kami Cottrell (Seattle Pacific University, US) Abstract: Hear from professors and students pioneering the use of […]

Student perception of collaborative small group projects using synchronous and asynchronous tools

This Sloan-C 2011 session will report on findings from a three-year study that explored how different communication tools may impact small group collaborative learning projects in an online course. The primary goal of this session is to share successful techniques for organizing and facilitating small group collaborative projects in online and blended courses. Student perception […]

Active Learning Classroom Project

Click on this image to interact with a 360 degree view of SPU’s Active Learning Classroom. I am working with others at Seattle Pacific University on an Active Learning classroom project similar to the one at the University of Minnesota. Click on the image above to  see a Photosynth of what the classroom looked like […]

Evaluation of the Use of Semantic Web Technology in a Collaborative Learning Environment

[blip.tv ?posts_id=2820739&dest=28733] This screencast is a presentation given by Andrew Lumpe and David Wicks at the 2009 Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning in Orlando, Florida. The presentation objectives are to: Describe the application of a semantic web technologies in a collaborative learning environment. Report the results on student learning. Provide recommendations for future research […]