AbstractThis presentation focuses on a variety of examples of how to engage students and faculty with each other online in a semi-open format using inexpensive or readily available tools (like Google docs, Commons in a Box, and Confluence) in different situations for hybrid teaching or faculty projects (assessment, Middle States, revising the English major). Dr. Schacht will share strategies and free and low-cost tools available for different kinds of collaboration explaining that the main challenge with these tools lies in understanding each one's design and leveraging its feather for what you're aiming to accomplish.
Dr. Paul Schacht is Professor of English at SUNY Geneseo, where he as also Director of Digital Thoreau, a public resource that gives students, teachers, scholars, and general readers a common space for engaging deliberately with Henry David Thoreau's work and legacy. He has published essays on technology and civic engagement in the classroom, on collaborative writing using wikis, on social annotation, and on Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, and Mark Twain. He is a member of the Research and Innovation Team of the Open SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence.