At Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, GLEAN is a “personal collection of online tools to learn, gather, discover, and form insights, bit by bit.” Powered by Google Apps, GLEAN is a stable framework that integrates and uniformly authenticates our traditional learning systems with an ever-growing collection of “long-tail” Web 2.0 and social media tools.


GLEAN Orientation - 10minutes


SocialNetworking in HigherEd



Articles, Chapters & Presentations:

  • BizEd - AACSB Publication
  • Educause Whitepaper
  • Campus Technology

Sample Presentations:

  • Presentation Part 1: We identify the issues in learning and business technology that provided the impetus to implement such a framework and outline GLEAN’s technological infrastructure,
  • Presentation Part 2: Outlines GLEANs current and future implementation, adoption plan including ongoing support, and assessment.
  • Presentation Part 3: Delving deeper into the pedagogical implications, we highlight the integration of a Facebook-like social network and its impact and potential as a robust social constructivist learning tool.
  • Presentation Internet2: Some redundancies in orientation but more focused on Google Apps authentication and domestication of Widgets, Gadgets, and iFrames.
  • Orientation: Everything You Wanted to Know About Yammer in 5min.
    General orientation to how Yammer is used as a professional network for internal communication and collaboration. 
All presentations are narrated and viewable below,
or Powerpoint presentation files are available for download (opens in new tab/window.)

About GLEAN: Part 1

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About GLEAN: Part 2

About GLEAN: Part 3

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Internet2-Authentication & Domestication

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Taking your questions:

Thus far, You Asked, We've Answered
Q. For what are still using the CMS/LMS?
Q. What's different between this and another LMS?
Q. What kind of faculty development are you doing for social learning?
Q. Are you using APIs?
Q. Will students use an internal social network?
Q. How do you deal with FERPA concerns?
Q. Are researchers interested in your data?


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Yammer in 5min