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Using CCC Confer to Enhance Online Learning


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CATESOL Conference Distance Learning Fair in the Electronic Village: Community College instructors see how they can use web conferencing (CCCConfer & Elluminate) for online teaching and collaboration. The backbone of the system is Elluminate, which also offers limited free access to a virtual room with the same features.

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Using CCC Confer to Enhance Online Learning

  1. 1. Using CCC Confer to Enhance Online Learning Marsha Chan [ link ] Mission College, Santa Clara, California Pasadena, California April 16-19, 2009
  2. 2. Audience <ul><li>Do you currently teach online? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you planning to teach online or use distance technology to enhance face-to-face class or develop a hybrid version? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you used web conferencing technology as a participant or presenter? </li></ul>
  3. 3. CCC Confer Mission <ul><li>To provide the California Community Colleges system with the highest quality Web conferencing technology and services in support of meetings, collaboration and e-learning environments. </li></ul>
  4. 4. About CCC Confer <ul><li>Located at Palomar College in San Marcos, California </li></ul><ul><li>Funded from a grant from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office </li></ul><ul><li>Offers the CCC system a viable means to meet and collaborate at a distance </li></ul><ul><li>Available to all staff, faculty and administrators in the California Community Colleges system </li></ul>
  5. 5. What Is e-Conferencing? <ul><li>Groups can potentially see, hear, text chat, present and share information in a collaborative manner </li></ul><ul><li>All view a shared document, stream audio and/or video, use VoIP, or use a Web-based chat technology </li></ul><ul><li>Presenter can present content over the Internet using a form of slide show presentation, Web-based chat and streaming audio and/or video. </li></ul><ul><li>Students view the presentation by logging into the Web conference, and communicate with the moderator either through their phones or through e-based chat. </li></ul>
  6. 6. More about e-Conferencing <ul><li>Presenter can interact with participants, view attendee lists and manage the communication during the event. </li></ul><ul><li>Real-time viewing and/or modification of shared documents and files through the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>No special software is required. </li></ul><ul><li>A session can be archived, allowing everything to be played back verbatim. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Features and Functionality <ul><li>Public & private text chat </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible content area </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic whiteboard and polls, quizzes, and surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Application sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Archivable presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Technology appropriate for online education </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible to people with disabilities </li></ul>
  8. 8. Uses of CCC Confer <ul><li>Staff training </li></ul><ul><li>Grant collaboration with others at a distance </li></ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Committee discussion </li></ul><ul><li>District staff meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Space to enter their own suggestions </li></ul>
  9. 9. Training <ul><li>Live Interactive Training with a Client Services Representative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet & Confer Live Online Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teach & Confer Live Online Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office Hours Live Online Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application Sharing Live Online Training </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Self-paced Training: Ideal  for those who prefer to train on their own.  Visit the Demo Rooms to use the features and tools described in the trainings.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet & Confer Self-Paced Training for Presenters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teach & Confer Self-Paced Training for Faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office Hours Self-Paced Training for Faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application Sharing for Presenters and Faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VOIP: Voice Over IP Audio for Presenters and Faculty </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Friendly Technical Support <ul><li>CCC Confer Client Services </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone: 760-744-1150 ext 1537 or 1554 8:00 am - 4:00 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Email: </li></ul>
  11. 11. How to enhance online ESL instruction with CCC Confer <ul><li>Students can participate at various levels: observing, listening, reading; text chatting, oral communication. </li></ul><ul><li>Unlike a static textbook page or webpage, you can SHOW, DEMONSTRATE, ANIMATE, COLORIZE with visual input while you STRESS, EMPHASIZE, REPEAT, REPHRASE key points with auditory input. </li></ul><ul><li>If you archive your sessions, students can review them later on. </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s have a demonstration! Go to </li></ul>
  12. 12. Q & A / Marsha’s contact info <ul><ul><li>Marsha wearing several hats </li></ul></ul>