The 2nd workshop of our “2012 workshop series on Technologies in Teaching and Learning at CPUT” is just around the corner.
Topic: Using Google applications for T&L
Date and time: 22nd of March 2012, 14.00-16.00
Venue: FID boardroom, second floor, Roeland street, Cape Town
Facilitators: Roux Roussow, Information Technology and Anton Thiart, Civil Engineering
Emerging technologies, such as Google Apps, are increasing in use in Higher Education, as an alternative to institutionally owned applications and software programmes. These technologies are known for their simplicity, ease of navigation, innovative design and are most importantly freely available.
The purpose of this workshop is to introduce to the workshop participants a range of emerging technologies belonging to the Google applications family, which includes: communication tools (Gmail, Google Talk, and Google Calendar); productivity tools (Google Docs: text files, spreadsheets, forms and presentations); Google blogs (Blogger); Google Sites (for developing web pages) and the social network (Google+).
Drawing from experiences of lecturers here at CPUT, the facilitators of this workshop will share examples, ideas and good practices for incorporating various Google applications/tools into teaching, learning and research.
Anton Thiarts presentation: antonthiart‘ podcast