Dr. Mobbs mentioned that he had hired a Student Assistant. Her name is Jessica. She was hired three weeks ago. As we were talking, Jessica came in tocheck in for the day.
Dr. Mobbs had to check in to a WIMBA meeting. This was an onlinemeeting for administrators of Blackboard. They were to discussupcoming news on the changes and transitions that schools will befacing when moving from Blackboard to Desire2Learn. Dr. Mobbsdid not know if I needed to hear certain things pertaining to thismeeting and he put on his headphones.
During this time, Jessica, the Student Assistant, had to the chanceto talk.
Jessica is in her freshmen year at CCGA. She has goals to bea biology major. She applied for this job, because shewanted something on campus and wanted to cut costs withcommuting from home, to school, to work.
In a typical week, Jessica will work about 4 hours a day. Herwork in the office varies day to day. Dr. Mobbs has beenshowing her the elements of Desire2Learn. Recently she hascreated usernames and passwords for all the faculty of thecollege. At other times she answers the phone in the officeand will answer any questions that come their way. If shedoes not know the answer, she will turn to Dr. Mobbs.
She enjoys what she does in the office. She likes beingbehind the scenes of helping college.
Jessica could not stay long today due to prior scheduledactivities.
After Dr. Mobbs had finished his online meeting, he introduced meto Desire2Learn. This is an online classroom tool that professorsuse to upload documents, links, and other course work such asassignments, quizzes, and tests. It is very similar to Blackboardthat most colleges and universities use now, but it has othercomponents that are more up to date.
Before lunch, Dr. Mobbs shared with me his role in rolling outDesire2Learn among the faculty and students in the fall of 2012.
Coordinating workshops for training.
Communicating to the cohort leaders and making sure theyhave the right tools and ideas for cohort trainings.