University of the Ryukyus
George MacLean is a professor at the University of the Ryukyus. He has taught at primary-junior high and university levels in Japan and in the international school system. His activities within JALT include time serving as President and Publicity Chair of the Okinawa Chapter, co-Chair of PanSIG 2016, reviewer for several national conferences, as well as service on two national committees. He has given numerous workshops and research presentations over the past decade. He is on the editorial and review board of two educational journals. His research interests include ICT implementation, active learning, and second language acquisition (SLA).
This workshop requires no previous experience and will demonstrate how cloud-computing can help augment and improve teaching and classroom administration, notably in the areas of communication with students, collection of assignments, dissemination of feedback, and grading. Google applications for education, will be discussed and used to show how to develop a more learner-centered, interactive classroom environment where students are encouraged to play more dynamic roles. Outcomes should include (a) awareness of learner-centered pedagogical practices and their implementation via cloud computing, (b) how to better communicate with students, and (c) setting up cloud computing in varied educational contexts.
The Performance in Education (PIE) SIG forum will feature a panel discussion with a number of PIE practitioners. The focus of this year’s forum is on student motivation, teacher/student feedback, and teacher/student (self- and peer-) evaluation, and how these come together to support communities of teachers and students even in the midst of Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT). Join us for an interactive, enriching, educative and practical panel discussion!