Lorette Pellettiere Calix is an instructor and director of SUNY/Empire State College Programs in Latin America. She was principal investigator for the 2012 Tier 2 IIT grant for the project “Virtual Study Abroad” Using Meeting and Mobile Tools to Promote Student Engagement & International Interaction. She has made numerous presentations on her experiences with the blended learning programs in Latin America. She has published two articles related to the IITG project. She is now collaborating on a 2014 IITG Tier III project.
Patrice Torcivia Prusko, PhD. Is an Instructional Designer with Cornell University, formerly with International Programs at SUNY/ESC. She has participated in two IITG projects and was co-author on the two articles on Virtual Study Abroad. She is frequently invited to present at numerous conferences.
The virtual meeting tool, Zoom, is low-cost, easy to use and provides a high quality and stable meeting environment for synchronous class sessions or meetings. There is also a recording function which can be used to record lectures or other course resources. In this presentation we would like to demonstrate Zoom as the tool we found to be most helpful and easy-to-use for virtual class meetings.Participants will practice using the tool.