What We've Been Up To
Our community has been very busy since we last reached out to you. In just the last few weeks we have had eleven conversations between three different edtech conferences and VConnecting ePatients. A bunch of us also sat on a panel discussion about Networked Scholarship. Details and highlights are below:
~ We were at the Winter Symposium on Digital Literacy in Higher Education on January 13th
We had some great conversations from this wonderful conference in Rhode Island USA where we were also asked to sit on a panel discussion on Networked Scholarship. Big thanks to Mia Zamora and Sandra Markus for putting things together onsite and Helen DeWaard and Apostolos Koutropoulos (AK) for helping out virtually.
~ At the last minute we pulled off two hangouts at Educon January 27th-29th
This one was not planned but we did have several people from our community going and with our spontaneous nature it all came together.
There are a few notable things from this conference as we had opportunities to meet with Jose Vilson the founder of EduColor for the first time and to speak to undergraduate students of our Advisory Buddy Chris Gilliard who were presenting at the conference. Chris ended up publishing a great post reflecting on the conference, student voice, and the US executive order on immigration which we have republished on the Virtually Connecting site. We highlighted this great conversation with students by our choice of banner for this newsletter.
~ Then Feburary 13th-16th we were at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI)
This was a big one! We had five VConnecting sessions at ELI with many first time onsite guests and virtual participants including Flower Darby, John Doherty, Kelvin Bentley, Louis Brooks, Jennifer Spohrer and others - check out the link for all the details. Big thanks to Joe Murphy for being our onsite coordinator buddy for the whole conference. Also big thanks to ELI for partnering with VConnecting to support our work at the conference.
~ We also had two amazing ePatient conversations around ePatient Health Literacies and the impact of changes to the Affordable Care Act in the US.