Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence
GLEAN is the Graziadio Learning Environment and Network: a network of people and tools to connect, collaborate, discover, and learn – bit by bit.
Launched in 2010 and powered by Google Apps, GLEAN is a stable framework that integrates and uniformly authenticates Pepperdine's traditional learning systems with an ever-growing collection of Web 2.0 and social media tools. Perhaps most popular is Yammer, our in-house social network used by students and faculty alike to have conversations about class projects, lectures, school events, and business topics in general.
GLEAN has become much more than simply a pedagogical aid -- it represents a new model of education delivery that greatly facilitates learning and communication among faculty and students beyond the classroom.
GLEAN has become immensely successful since its launch, receiving accolades not only from students and faculty but from other schools attempting to emulate the GLEAN model.