CL19 Expertise Exchanges

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The purpose of the Expertise Exchange sessions at Cyberlearning 2019 is for session leaders with some expertise in a topic to (1) share information with participants who want to learn more about the topic, (2) provide a forum for participants to discuss how they might incorporate the topic into their work, and (3) broker connections between community members who are interested in a topic. Session leaders are asked to allocate at least half of the session for interactive participation.

Expertise Exchange Sessions

Tentative topics, days, and leaders, below; abstracts coming soon.

Day 1: Thursday October 3

Embodied Learning & Virtual Reality
Robb Lindgren, Akesha Horton

Data Science Learning
Andee Rubin, Chad Dorsey

Big Idea: Future of Work at the Human-Tech Frontier
Joyce Malyn-Smith

Emotion & Affect in Learning
Yanghee Kim, Lin Lin

Identity & Learning
Tamara Clegg, Britte Cheng

Day 2: Friday October 4

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
Jill Castek, Maria Olivares

Neuroscience & Learning
Lorna Quandt, Ibrahim Dahlstrom-Hakki

Intelligent Tutors & Tools
James Lester

Learning Analytics / Data Mining
Sweet San Pedro, Marcelo Worsley

Computational Thinking
Brian Magerko, Quinn Burke

Notes for Session Leaders

Expertise Exchange sessions are about 1.5 hours. Session co-leaders typically present briefly on the topic and then facilitate interactive discussion or small-group activities. We recommend allocating at least half of the session for interactive participation. You can design/use any format that includes information sharing and interactive participation. Formats that EE leaders have used in the past include:

  • An informal panel where each co-leader talks for 5-10 minutes about an aspect of the topic, followed by Q&A and/or small group activities,
  • A tutorial session where leaders provide an overview and attendees participate in a series of collaborative activities and/or explore tools/environments on their own laptops,
  • Brief presentations by each co-leader followed by a working session where participants contribute ideas (resources, questions, challenges, etc.) in a shared Google Doc (pre-populated with prompts), followed by reflection/discussion,
  • A structured poster or roundtable session where co-leaders present information on the topic, followed by whole-group Q&A and/or small group activities.

In your introduction to the topic, consider talking briefly describing what the topic is about, any key challenges or issues in the area, relevant projects or examples, and key resources (web sites, journals, etc) for learning more. You can look to CIRCL primers as a model for orienting the discussion. Your session could also lead to the writing of a (citable) Primer or Rapid Community Report for the field. For example, the Computational Thinking Primer began in a session when participants shared resources and ideas in a shared Google Doc.

If you want to share material, consider bringing about 40 short handouts for sharing information, though handouts are not required. If your topic is related to one of the existing CIRCL primers, you can point participants to the primer. If you’d like to help write a primer or Rapid Community Report on a topic, please let us know.