Faculty Laptop Project - Teaching and Learning with Laptops at GRCC

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Faculty Laptop Project - Teaching and Learning with Laptops at GRCC

  1. 1. GRCC’s Faculty Laptop Project Using Laptops in Teaching & Learning Eric Kunnen Coordinator of Instructional Technologies Learning Academy for Faculty & Staff Grand Rapids Community College [email_address] www.grcc.edu
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>In the News… Laptops in the Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Going Mobile… Why a Laptop? </li></ul><ul><li>Phase I – Establishing the Laptop Pilot Project </li></ul><ul><li>Phase II – Moving from Pilot to Project </li></ul><ul><li>Phase III – Equipping all Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Laptops in the Classroom @ GRCC / Teaching Demo </li></ul><ul><li>Next Steps… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Managing Feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extending Capabilities for Students and Faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuing the Project </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. In the news…
  4. 4. Going Mobile - Why a Laptop? <ul><li>A highly portable anytime/anywhere tool for teaching , learning , research , communication , productivity , and management to enhance the quality of instruction and student success . </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Michigan University Site Visit </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Environments Team </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Support and Interdisciplinary Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Works Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion of Wireless Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty, Staff, and Student Interest </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mobile Hardware & Software <ul><li>HP Tablets & Notebooks </li></ul><ul><li>Docking Station Deployment for Offices </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco Wireless Network </li></ul>
  6. 6. Phase I – Establishing the Laptop Pilot Project <ul><li>May 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Open Invitation and Application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to Classroom Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agreement to Attend Training Sessions including Blackboard </li></ul></ul><ul><li>28 Faculty Participated </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting Departments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learner Resources & Technology Solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Learning Academy for Faculty & Staff </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blackboard Organization Site & Web Sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussions on Teaching with Laptops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to Guides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Announcements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Connecting, Sharing, & Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deployment, Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use in Meetings, Office, Hallways, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom Experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify Issues & Best Practices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where can I get one? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Phase II – Moving from Pilot to Project <ul><li>May 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Second Open Invitation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>27 Faculty Participated </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Equipping Departments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>English (27 Faculty) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Sciences Department (10 Faculty) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Behavioral Sciences (9 Faculty) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Extending Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pass It On! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty Summer Technology Institute Developed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Departmental Shared Learning & Transformational Change </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where can I get one? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Phase III – Equipping all Faculty <ul><li>September 2006 to Current </li></ul><ul><li>ALL Full Time Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Expanding Multimedia Classrooms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative Scheduling </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Extending Training and Support </li></ul><ul><li>Where can I get one? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Laptops in the Classroom @ GRCC <ul><li>DVD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching Demo </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Next Steps <ul><li>Ongoing Evaluation & Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing Meetings, Drop In Sessions, Training Sessions, Connecting with Learning Circles, and User Groups for Learning, Connecting, Sharing, and Discovery </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion of Laptop Project to Adjuncts? </li></ul><ul><li>Impact to the Learning Environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia Classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting Spaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informal Learning Environments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expanding Possibilities & Realizing the Potential </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional Software Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blackboard Backpack </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Experience & Education Pack </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tegrity & Pronto! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional Equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>USB Memory Drives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless Presenter Devices </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Managing Change </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Upgrades </li></ul>
  11. 11. Thank YOU! <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Comments? </li></ul>Eric Kunnen Coordinator of Instructional Technologies Learning Academy for Faculty & Staff Grand Rapids Community College [email_address]

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