The second session in the 2022-2023 GSOLE Webinar Series
Slack, and other messaging platforms, provide ways to promote more—and more organic—interactions between students, instructors, and course material and to extend those interactions between class meetings or outside the LMS. In this webinar I will outline the benefits, pitfalls, and principles of use that I’ve discovered over 7+ years of using Slack in my teaching of writing. Additionally, I will demonstrate how I use it in practice, including what settings I use, what channels I create, and how I get students set up on the software. I will show how Slack can be used to:
(I’ll even share how Slack once led to an impromptu late-night class party at a local ice cream parlor.)
Because Slack is only one technological option of many, I’ll also present the heuristic I use when evaluating new software for potential use in my classes. During the webinar, participants will join and use a Slack workspace live and will brainstorm additional ways it can be used to enhance their teaching.
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