Sustaining the Integration of New Technologies: Using Collaboration to Support Teaching and Learning

Wednesday, January 07 | 3:30PM–4:15PM | Commonwealth Hall C/D (second floor)
Session Type: Professional Development
Given limited resources and time, the introduction of new technologies for teaching and learning can be difficult. Collaborative learning can address this challenge. At Seton Hall University, students worked together online to create original learning materials in Second Life, develop a wiki for scientific/technical writing, and develop digital stories about the writing process. At George Mason University, cross-disciplinary faculty learning communities offered a way to provide sustainable faculty development in integrating technologies in pedagogically appropriate ways to teach discipline-based writing. The presenters will describe the collaborations, the lessons learned, and the impact on teaching and learning.


  • Sarah Baker

    Assistant Director of WAC & Assessment Specialist & Instructor, George Mason University
  • Mary Balkun

    Professor and Chair English Department, Seton Hall University
  • Mary Zedeck

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