Day Two: Thursday, 22 July 2021

Papers 5: Active / Engaged Learning In A Virtual Environment

Embracing e-Service Learning in the Age of COVID

Michelle Schmidt (Moravian College, USA)

As we transition to online methods of teaching and learning, we must continue service learning as a means of engaged and active learning, albeit in modified forms. This presentation will discuss forms of service learning and explore how the goals and meaning of service learning practices can be preserved despite different delivery techniques. Several examples of how traditional in-person service learning assignments were transformed into “electronic-service learning” for courses moved online will be shared. Assignments were in psychology classes but are easily adapted to other disciplines. Student feedback will highlight the advantages of e-service learning.

Community-Based Mathematics with Service Learning: Equipping Students for Lifelong Data Literacy

Julie Dierberger, Becky Brusky, & Michelle Friend (University of Nebraska Omaha, USA)

The University of Nebraska at Omaha has expanded general education math offerings in order to address high failure rates in college algebra. This presentation will describe the implementation of STAT 1100: Data Literacy and Visualization, which incorporates service learning into a course focused on data literacy. The course not only develops students’ quantitative literacy by focusing on critical workforce skills related to data literacy and visualization, but also incorporates service learning to ensure students are working with community partners on authentic projects and develops professional skills such as collaboration and critical thinking.

00:16:58 Martha Brenckle: It records the chat, too. I found that out the hard way.
00:33:54 Noela Haughton: Welcome everyone! Avraham: you will get the welcome twice
00:37:54 Noela Haughton: I have news for her. She will get older the longer she sticks around.
00:48:52 Martha Brenckle: I really like these assignments because the students had the room to be creative.
00:52:24 Martha Brenckle: Safety because of COVID?
01:05:18 Julie Dierberger: IS there a way to give me screen sharing?
01:05:46 Julie Dierberger: Yay!
01:17:35 Julie Dierberger: @Martha–same!!!
01:18:27 Becky Brusky: Martha, there is a great book Shape by Jordan Ellenberg.
01:19:14 Martha Brenckle: THank you! I will look for the book!
01:20:15 Michelle Friend (she/her): Jordan Ellenberg’s earlier book “How Not To Be Wrong” is also excellent
01:22:25 Becky Brusky: Love the idea of Math and Music. In both cases, it is practice!!
01:24:01 Martha Brenckle: Tutoring counts as Service Learning
01:25:42 Martha Brenckle: Service Learning in Technical and Professional Communication (Part of the Allyn & Bacon Series in Technical Communication)
by Melody Bowdon and Blake Scott I teach writing and have found that there are so many ways to give services and learn at the same time. I work with both of these people and the book is great.
01:27:39 Martha Brenckle: Yes, you have to really learn something to teach it.
01:30:13 Noela Haughton: … and explain it in different ways with different examples
01:35:32 Martha Brenckle: Yes, reflection adds the meta-cognitive aspect, the critical thinking about their own processes.
01:36:30 Noela Haughton: Martha: absolutely! I would also challenge them to identify how they learned and how they feel about the subject – after the S
01:38:03 Martha Brenckle: Delores didn’t want them to have those skills.
01:38:53 Noela Haughton: SL aligns with the idea of transfer
01:41:03 Julie Dierberger: WIN WIN WIN!!!
01:41:28 Martha Brenckle: Thank you, everyone! Great presentations and great discussion.
01:41:30 Patty Farless-UCF: Yes, thank you!!
01:41:56 Julie Dierberger: Thank you also Noela and Jim! Appreciated the conversation today everyone!
01:41:58 Becky Brusky: Thanks Michelle S. I’m thinking videos of math problems might be great
01:42:08 Patty Farless-UCF: This conversation helped me work through challenges I’m facing with SL.
01:42:52 Julie Dierberger: Glad to hear that @Patty. If I can be supportive in any way I’d love to learn with you:
01:43:54 Michelle Schmidt: Thank you!
01:44:24 Patty Farless-UCF: Thank you