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Thursday, May 15 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Adventures in Virtual Space: Using Google Maps Engine Lite and YouTube for Community Building and Scaffolding in an International Community Development Online Course

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INTS 3331: International Community Development is an online course that has been running at Mount Royal University for approximately ten years. The adoption of Google Apps by Mount Royal University, and the opportunity to redevelop the course, allowed for a re-imagining of how students could connect with each other, successfully achieve the course outcomes and stretch their creativity. The redeveloped course was launched in January 2014.

Upon completion of the session participants will be able to:

  • Determine whether Google Maps Engine Lite or YouTube are appropriate vehicles for community building in your own courses
  • Anticipate the levels of student support required for these activities to be successful
  • Imagine possibilities for creating similar activities and assessments in your own courses


In our presentation, we would like to share with you our scholarly reflections on how the community-building exercises set the stage for students’ exploration of the field of ICD, as well as provided success and practice for building online “artifacts” as part of their assessment in the course. If you have a laptop, please bring it to the session. Wifi will be available at the conference.


Of Interest to: Online and distance education, Post-secondary education, K-12 educators, Instructional designers, Educational technologists

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Carolyn Anderson

Associate Professor, Field Director 1st Year Practicum - Department of Social Work and Disability Studies Faculty of Com, Mount Royal University
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Pattie Mascaro

Instructional Design Consultant, Academic Development Centre, Mount Royal University

Thursday May 15, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
International Building, IB 2004 900 McGill Road, Kamloops, BC, Canada V2C 0C8

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