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Lacuna launches second cohort of EPIC Community College Fellows

Four faculty members from Foothill, De Anza, and San Mateo community colleges were selected as 2016-17 EPIC (Education Partnership to Internationalize Curriculum) Fellows working with the Poetic Media Lab. The EPIC program is funded by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant to internationalize higher education in the United States. 

"This is the second year of fellows using Lacuna in this program. Fellows will learn new approaches to social and collaborative learning through digital annotation, shared writing, and other affordances we've built into Lacuna ," 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 2017. Presentations by last year's EPIC Community College fellows using Lacuna can be found online here.
The Poetic Media Lab's Lacuna project is a dynamic education research project at the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA).  The web-based annotation 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. Learn more at