Stoney Gaddy

Northern Wyoming Community College District

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Stoney Gaddy: Director of Distance & Distributive Learning at Northern Wyoming Community College District presenting with Keri De Deo: English Department Area Coordinator and online instructor for Sheridan College. Recipient of the 2012 NWCCD Distance Educator Award."

Filling the Void: Real-Time Interaction in Online Environments

From online office hours to class sessions to technical support, the presenters demonstrate how to engage learners synchronously in the online environment utilizing Web conferencing.

The presenters will demonstrate how using Blackboard Collaborate engages students. Keri De Deo, who will be off site, presents methods of using Collaborate in online and traditional classes through Collaborate. Stoney Gaddy, Director of Distance and Distributive Learning at NWCCD, presents methods of using Collaborate for technical and student support. A brief overview of Transactional Distance Theory will also be provided.