Presentation on theme: "The Virtual Office: Connecting Students Together across Classes and Disciplines Mary K. Laska, Ph.D. Kaplan University Department of Social Sciences."— Presentation transcript:
The Virtual Office: Connecting Students Together across Classes and Disciplines Mary K. Laska, Ph.D. Kaplan University Department of Social Sciences
Why care about connectedness? Learning is social Students who feel connected are more satisfied with their learning experiences Getting to know others is important to students
How is this different? Most research focuses on the classroom The Office takes the interaction out of the classroom Interaction Getting to know each other Resources for learning
The virtual office 38 members 75 pictures 7 forum posts
The invitation I am trying something a little new this term. I wanted to find a place where students from all my classes could pop their heads in and see what I am up to during the day. You can ask questions about upcoming homework, comment on discussion boards, or just hang out and bug me while I work ;o) just like a real Sociology professor's office. Let's try this out and see how it works.. The network should be set up so that it cannot be viewed from people who have not been invited. Those of you working on IT degrees might be able to tell me if I set it up right ;o). So come on by and check it out..