Rich Kiker is the Director of Online Learning for Palisades School District in Pennsylvania and has been recognized as the 2012 Outstanding Contributor to Blended Learning with blendedschools.net. Rich is the top rated Google Apps for EDU Trainer in the world and has specialized in online and blended learning since 2006. He has served in many roles that combine his expertise in both technology and education including Keystone Technology Integrator, Classrooms for the Future Coach, eLearning Architect, Creative Design Consultant, and Media Technology Designer. Rich has recently been featured as a speaker at ASCD, Google EduOnAir, Educon, ISTE, and PETE&C. Rich was also recognized as one of the top 20 educators in Social Media at the 2012 Bammy Awards.
His consulting work at Kiker Learning includes creating, incubating, and delivering eLearning solutions, social media, and instructional technology professional development to educators worldwide. As an intense eLearning and 1 to 1 computing advocate, Rich considers himself a learner first who is trying to find the most creative ways to engage and help educators grow in emerging technical arenas.
Rich can be found online at +Rich Kiker and @rkiker.
Courses for credit can be found at courses.kikerlearning.com.
This course will help educators learn Google's web based software, Google Docs and Drive, as a technical and educational solution to empower themselves and students to develop authentic, relevant, and digital learning. The course is constructed of 19 lessons in a scaffold of Connection, Calibrating, and Creating with media rich content, tutorials, and examples of Google Docs and Drive in education. Join us!</p>
Very nice journey. I Like it.
While the quality of the content is good, it does not get into a lot of details on the workings of Google Apps. It's more like a series of ads than training.
This course contains a lot of links to basic videos about Google Docs. The information is a little outdated. BUT! There are some fantastic resources in the links in the course. Well worth browsing the information offered in those websites. Flubaroo is fantastic! It is in one of the links in the course. Well worth taking this course, just keep in mind that some info is old.
This course was very, very informative. There was a lot of information that I did not know existed in Google Drive. I would have never thought to seek more information on how to use the new features!
There are some aspects about Google Drive I did not know and I have found the course so useful.