Yesterday, Hollyanna White of Chattanooga State University and Kathrine Bailey of Austin Peay State University (TN) presented as part of our new ‘Brown Bag’ subset of the Wimba Distinguished Lecture Series. While they both detailed how their respective institutions utilize the Wimba Collaboration Suite, what I thought was particularly remarkable was the sheer number of non-instructional uses of Wimba they’ve both found. In addition to offering courses via Wimba, they’ve both truly considered the entire institution when planning on how to maximize online collaboration technology. For example, Austin Peay alone uses Wimba for:
- Virtual Academic Support
- Faculty Training
- Presidential Listening Meetings
- Corporate Meetings
- Guest Speakers
So as you look for ideas about how to expand your usage, definitely look to the examples set by Chattanooga State and Austin Peay - think big! The breadth of Wimba Collaboration Suite is far-reaching, so start reaching far!