CL16 Buddies

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In our application to attend Cyberlearning 2016, we encouraged researchers with cyberlearning projects to nominate a non-Principal Investigator “buddy” (such as an educator, student, or a leader at an institution that serves diverse learners) who could jointly attend the meeting and enrich our deliberations. Interest in bringing a buddy was very high; a subset of nominees were invited to apply, and selection was very competitive.

The Buddies accepted to attend Cyberlearning 2016 are:


Amar Abbott Disability Specialist Napa Valley College
Paul Bailey Administrator Western Center Academy
Debbie Cockerham Research Director Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
John Derian Teacher The Brooklyn International High School
Matthew Duvall Graduate Student Drexel University
Kristin Fontichiaro Clinical faculty University of Michigan School of Information
Christine Forte Graduate Student Pepperdine University
Traci Garff Graduate Student Pepperdine University
Anna Marie Golden IT Accessibility Specialist University of Washington
Ethan Hilton Graduate Student Georgia Institute of Technology
Brent Jackson Teacher Santa Rosa City School
Jenna Marks Graduate Student Teachers College, Columbia University
Taylor Morgan Undergraduate Student St. Louis University
Mary Patterson Teacher Hooper Middle School
Ricarose Roque Graduate Student MIT Media Lab
Raymond Rose Online Learning & Access Evangelist Rose & Smith Associates
Mollie Rudnick Graduate Student RAND Corporation
Patricia Ruiz Graduate Student Pepperdine University
Anna Weltman Graduate Student University of California, Berkeley

Notes for Buddy Participants

CIRCL held two one-hour, online CL16 Buddy Orientation meetings in January. Similar content was covered in both meetings, with at least half the time for questions and discussion. Meeting recordings are available below.

Cyberlearning 2016 is a meeting that requires active participation and has several different types of activities. The meetings covered:

  • An overview of the program and the different types of sessions
  • The roles you can take on before, during, and/or after the meeting
  • Reimbursement for travel and hotel
  • An optional Sunday evening group dinner opportunity

Teachers and graduate students who attended the conference last year also joined the discussion to share their tips and perspectives.

Orientation Materials:

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