Julie Zink

Granite State College
Communication Professor

Bio: I have been teaching communication classes since 1988 and have enjoyed every minute of it! I graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts in Education (Speech Communication) and received my Master's degree at the University of South Carolina where I traveled extensively with the USC debate team. In 1999, I completed my Doctorate Degree in Instructional Design and Development at the University of South Alabama. In 2001, I left the University of Mobile where I was teaching as an Associate Professor and moved to Maine with my family (still have a southern accent even after all this time in the Northeast!).

My Instructional Challenge: I would like to investigate how I can better use technology for groups to meet together in the COMM 542 - Interpersonal and Group Dynamics online course. Currently, I suggest Google Hangouts for their meetings which seems to work reasonably well but I am wondering if there is a better way. Some use Vyew and others use Skype. Also, is there a way we could have group presentations at the end of the course that the class could "attend" online rather than them just uploading their projects for the class to see?

Julie Zink