In this session, the use of Google Sheets will be demonstrated as a teaching tool for groups in Zoom breakout rooms. Each breakout room is assigned a tab in a Google Sheet that takes students to the instructions and workspace for their group's task. Instructors can easily observe the work of many student groups at the same time by clicking on different tabs in the sheet. Simultaneously, instructors can join different breakout rooms and use the information in the sheet to facilitate work and discussions in the groups. Completed sheets can be shared in Zoom to support group presentations. Since students use their IU email address to sign in to the Google Sheet, their engagement in completing the sheet can be traced and used for assessment purposes. Several examples of group tasks will be shared, ranging from discussing business cases, practicing research skills, and creating affinity maps. The scalability of Google Sheets and potential pitfalls that instructors and students might encounter will also be discussed.
Leveraging Google Sheets as a Teaching Tool for Zoom Breakout Rooms
About the presenters
Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Kelley School of Business
Markus Vodosek is a clinical associate professor in the Management and Entrepreneurship department at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. Before joining Kelley in 2019, he was professor of strategic management and leadership at the German Graduate School of Management and Law in Heilbronn, Germany. Markus teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in international business and global management both in person and online. He also teaches in the Kelley Direct online MBA program. Markus received his PhD in business administration from the University of Michigan. His research interests include interpersonal relationships in organizations and global leadership skills as a strategic resource. His research has been published in the International Journal of Conflict Management, the Journal of Management Inquiry, and the International Journal of Psychology. Markus is also co-editor of the International Management volume of the Wiley Encyclopedia of Management. Before joining academia, Markus worked as a marketing executive for a medium-sized media company in Germany.