Taught my first class using Google+. I have to say that it works much better than eLearning, but I think I will keep eLearning for the grade book. For the lecture I used DropBox to handout the slides and syllabus and Google+ hangouts for the lecture itself. I have to say I was quite impressed. Hangouts seemed to work as well as Skype. We could even all video conference without having to pay for it. Those who couldn’t video conference could still type their questions. And, there was the extra feature that allowed me to show what was on my screen which really helped the lab part of the class.
Notes for next time: Make sure to keep showing the slides using the screen show. If a student’s connection is having static, mute them immediately. Yay for being able to save gas by staying home!