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Business School Students Log In to New Graziadio e-Conference Rooms
Students at the Graziadio School of Business and Management (GSBM) have logged 220 hours in the last two weeks using the new Graziadio e-Conference Rooms tool, which was launched this spring term.
The tool is designed to enable students to collaborate with their project teams, fellow classmates, or professors while working from home, work, or while on the road. They also provide new capabilities in a traditional classroom should a professor wish to have students project their work, or even bring in a guest speaker, from across the globe. The result promises engaged students, enhanced learning, and improved comprehension.
"E-Conference Rooms give our students a whole other layer of flexibility and convenience regardless of where you live or work. Say you are traveling and still need to get together and collaborate with your student team, this is a great way to do it online," said Susan Gautsch, director of e-Learning.
Graziadio e-Conference Rooms are real-time online meeting environments using a product called Elluminate. Every enrolled student has their own personalized e-conference room. Using their unique web address, they can access their own room anytime 24/7, and invite others to join them using that same address. Once in the e-conference room, students can talk with classmates in real time as if they were on a conference call, brainstorm on the shared whiteboard, collaborate on a single document, share files, chat, and create webinar-style presentations. All that is required is an Internet connection and a speaker/microphone headset.
Students can also invite participants outside the University network into their e-Conference room. A student can plan a wedding with family members, chat with a grandparent or work on company projects with far-flung partners.For more information, visit the Graziadio School Web site.