Stephen R. Marvin, Ed.D., Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies in Education, Germantown & Associate Professor of Education
April 14, 2010 - Dr. Stephen Marvin presented at the Twenty-First Annual International Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, in San Diego, California. His presentation was entitled: Teacher Education Strategies for using Google Documents to Promote Student Collaboration in Traditional and Online Learning Environments.
The purpose of this session was to share specific examples of how Google Documents can be used to support communication and collaboration in both traditional and online learning environments. The session showcased practical strategies for using Google Documents that teacher educators can use in their higher education classrooms. Likewise, the transferability of such projects was emphasized to showcase how teacher educators can help their Education majors identify ways in which Google Documents can be used in K-12 classrooms. Given the collaborative functionality of Google Documents, it is a technological tool that supports Constructivist learning theory and updates traditional educational strategies to the 21st Century, technology-rich, educational world. (April, 2010)