Online Learning Update

December 31, 2010

Online Learning: Google Collaboration Applications as Online Course Teaching Tools

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:04 am

by Jennifer T. Edwards & Credence Baker, JOLT

Google Collaboration Applications enable college faculty to provide their students with innovative communication and collaboration opportunities. These diverse online applications geared for productivity and collaboration (Thompson, 2008) are ideal for the higher education environment and enable undergraduate students to prepare for the workforce by learning how to use cloud computing software. Some corporations and small businesses are adopting cloud computing software as a cost-cutting measure. This paper focuses on an online speech communication course in which the professor utilized Google Collaboration Applications, such as Google Documents and Google Presentations, to interact with students. In addition, this paper focuses on the differences between the students’ self-efficacy levels before and after completing Google Collaboration Application assignments

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