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Wimba GRCC Presentation

  1. 1. Leveraging Wimba Pronto in Teaching and Learning at Grand Rapids Community College
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Communication Challenges & Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>What is Wimba Pronto? </li></ul><ul><li>Live Demo </li></ul><ul><li>Pronto at GRCC </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Communication Challenges <ul><li>Challenges: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>15,000+ students that all commute , have jobs , and in many cases families . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scheduling conflicts occur for out of class experiences and group activities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple campuses with the majority of campus services located at main campus. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutorial lab and other academic support service hours are limited . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online courses require a unique set of communication capabilities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adjunct faculty have limited office space and on campus presence. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Communication Opportunities <ul><li>Opportunities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blackboard and Wimba Pronto provides a seamless way for faculty, staff, and students to communicate and collaborate online. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible online office hours and informal communication opportunities provide better ways for students to keep in personal touch, see who is online, and connect with professors. (Whos Online & Instructor On Demand) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless campus network can enable students to make use of out of class time and increase student engagement and motivation outside of the classroom. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extend reach of main campus services and hours. (Help Desk, Tutoring, Internet Staff Communication) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online courses benefit from real time connection and interaction. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ONE single unifying system for course and campus service communication. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many new capabilities can be explored, such guest speakers from around the world. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What is Wimba Pronto? (Basic Version) <ul><li>Instant Messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Audio Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Group Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Classmates Tab </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts Tab </li></ul><ul><li>Status </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is Wimba Pronto? (Full Version) <ul><li>Instant Messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Audio Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Group Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Classmates Tab </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts Tab </li></ul><ul><li>Status </li></ul><ul><li>Office Hours Chat Queuing </li></ul><ul><li>Application Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Web Video Conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>School Tab </li></ul><ul><li>Instant School-Wide Notifications </li></ul>
  7. 7. LIVE DEMO
  8. 8. Benefits of Pronto vs. AIM, ICQ, etc. <ul><li>Why Pronto? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to Use! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classmates Auto Populated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Builds Rapport and Connections with Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common Platform for Academic Contacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated with Blackboard Courses and Organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructor Overrides and User Preferences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t have to be Logged into Blackboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to Link Multiple Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s Better! </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Wimba Pronto at GRCC - Looking toward the future… <ul><li>Emergency Notifications & Campus Closings </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted Messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Expanding Help Desk & Tutoring </li></ul><ul><li>Providing Library Support </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging Faculty/Students </li></ul><ul><li>Web Client & Mobile Support? </li></ul><ul><li>More Collaborative Tools? </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based IM? </li></ul><ul><li>It’s only the beginning... </li></ul><ul><li>“ I’ll Pronto you…” is becoming a campus phrase! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Thank YOU!
  11. 11. Q & A

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