Three liberal arts colleges in Michigan ran an innovative pilot to explore options for course sharing that would help to strengthen all three against competition from public and community colleges. Collaborating with Google, technologies from both the consumer (Hangouts) and corporate (Jamboard) worlds were piloted together in education for the first time ever in an attempt to reshape the “distance learning” format for small, highly interactive classes. You'll receive survey results from students and faculty who participated and hear thoughts on next steps.
Outcomes: Understand potential benefits of course sharing between small liberal arts colleges * Identify new technologies that can be combined to create a seamless experience for small discussion-based courses involving students in multiple locations * Identify unexpected benefits to students involved in a shared learning experience across multiple colleges
Assistant Director of Instructional Technology, Alma College