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User-Friendly Collaborative Studying

Houchens 105

When Oct 25, 2011
from 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Where Houchens 105
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Contact Phone 502-852-5882
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This session will detail how graduate students, with lots to do and little time to do it, can effectively work with each other outside of class using easily-accessible online resources like Google Docs and Wikis.  As its primary example, it will describe how a cohort of doctoral students collaboratively prepared for comprehensive exams by using these Google Docs to facilitate the creation of study guides and databases with a minimum of neccessary "face time." This not only gave them a useful resource for their own studies, but created a framework for the easy sharing of materials and information that can be extended to successive generations of graduate students.  The applications of this presentation range beyond studying for exams and into any collaborative effort by graduate students, including class projects, conference panel proposals, independent peer review, establishing a database for teaching materials, etc.  A primary focus will be on making use of online resources that do not require any specific expertise to use, and thus allowing students of all technological experience levels to easily and effectively work with each other.  



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