Simple & Free Web 2.0 Tools for Improving Student Engagement

Simple & Free Web 2.0 Tools for Improving Student Engagement


This presentation will provide an overview of several popular, free, web-based Web 2.0 tools. Participants will learn how to apply and use these tools in the classroom environment- both for seated and online classes. The focus of the presentation will be placed on engaging students the opportunity for interaction and collaboration amongst instructors, students and colleagues.

Presentation Objectives
1. Participants will become familiar with useful Web 2.0 tools and resources available online.
2. Participants will be able to identify useful tools and apply these tools in the classroom or work environment.

About the Presenter
Emily is originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts but came to North Carolina in 1998 to earn her BA degree in American Sign Language at Gardner-Webb University. After graduating in 2002, she was hired as a staff interpreter and captionist. After spending several years working in the disability field- specifically in the area of assistive technology, Emily returned to school to earn a Masters Degree in Educational Technology at Appalachian State University. Emily now works in the Technology Services department at GWU as the Educational Technology Coordinator. She is responsible for working with and training faculty and staff in using technology in their respective disciplines including the use of Web 2.0 tools, iPads, Smart Boards and the Blackboard Learning Management System.


Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 10:30am to 11:30am


40 minutes


Emily Robertson