Foothill Faculty Collaborate using Poetic Media Lab's "Lacuna Stories"
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 09:50
Announcement from Stanford's Global Studies Program:
Stanford's Lacuna Stories is a dynamic education research project at the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA). Their web-based platform helps create a “flipped classroom” that encourages greater interaction between faculty and students, and more effective reading, thinking, and discussion through engagement with digital course materials, annotation tools, and discussion platforms.
Four faculty members from the English Department at Foothill Community College participating in the EPIC (Education Partnership to Internationalize Curriculum) Fellowship program are using their fellowship year to collaborate with Lacuna Stories in creating new curricular units for their courses.
"Fellows will learn new approaches to social and collaborative learning through digital annotation, shared writing, and other affordances we've built into Lacuna Stories," said Brian Johnsrud, Co-Director of the Poetic Media Lab and the original designer Lacuna Stories. "We will explore different ways of thinking about how digital tools can enrich diverse learning communities that are constructed inside, and outside, of the classroom."
EPIC Fellows meet at Stanford during the course of the year and their projects will be showcased to the broader community at a symposium that will be held in spring of 2016.
Back row: Brian Johnsrud (Lacuna Stories), Nathan Maertens (Foothill College), Shai Goldfarb (Visiting scholar from Ben Gurion University, Israel) and Daniel Bush (Lacuna Stories)
Front row: Tess Hansen (Foothill College), Sean Negus (Foothill College), Emily Schneider (Lacuna Stories), Ben Armerding (Foothill College)