Lightning Talks: Ideas and Conversations

10 Aug 2017
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Hurley Convergence Center

Lightning Talks: Ideas and Conversations

C.O.R.E. T.E.A.M

Roz Hussin, Instructional Design Tech Specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will discuss “C.O.R.E. T.E.A.M.”, or Connectivist Online Rhizomatic Exploratory Tiered E-portfolio Apprenticeship Model, an alternative model for faculty pre-service / in-service professional development through instructional design apprenticeship in independent study graduate level credit courses.

Distance Collaboration

Valerie Banschbach, Chair and Professor of Environmental Studies at Roanoke College, will discuss coursework she is planning for the capstone seminar in the Environmental Studies major. The project will engage her students in collaboration with students and others abroad who are working with them (Mexico, Kenya) on environmental action projects. Her students will be carrying out a local project (e.g., compost program for a local school, enhanced recycling on our campus) and they will use digital tech to connect them with peers abroad working on a parallel projects in their home communities. They would like to use the technology to bridge the gap of physical distance, promote peer-peer teaching and learning, and develop finished digital products useful for fundraising for expanded implementation of the projects.

Maker Spaces

Shannon Hauser, Technical Services Specialist at University of Mary Washington, will discuss inclusion and exclusion in maker spaces. Shannon has recently taken over management of Simpson Library’s makerspace. She is wrestling with the technologies of the space and how and who they might include and exclude. Additionally, in a space that tends to about the material, how do the digital tools used in those spaces shape and change the user’s relationship to the material, to themselves, and each other?

Reflective Diaries

Patric Wallin, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, will talk to talk about reflective diaries. He has been using weekly reflective diaries as a tool to promote and probe student learning in various settings at Universities in Sweden and Norway. Besides presenting the approach and inspiring others to think about using reflective diaries, he will raise the question or concern about a widespread lack of critical reflections about authority, society, and systems in the diaries.


Chris Friend will moderate.