Participants in this session will be able to fully attend any three of the presentations below. The moderators will introduce the format and then open breakout rooms, one for each of the presentations below. Attendees will then be able to join the breakout room for a presentation topic of their choice. Those with updated Zoom clients can move themselves to the breakout room, otherwise they can ask the moderators to move them. After about 15 minutes of presentation and discussion, participants will be returned to the main room, and the same breakout rooms and choices will again be offered, allowing participants to move to a different presentation of their choice. After about 15 minutes, this will repeat for a third and final round.
Presentations included in this session:
“Put yourself in my shoes” - Inclusive pedagogy
Teaching diversity is a critical consideration for today’s classrooms. This presentation regards an active learning exercise conducted in class as part of the curriculum for a course on Advertising. Its purpose is to encourage students to consider the portrayal of diversity in inclusive advertising, and to adopt different perspectives through the eyes of diverse audiences.
The exercise consists of a research component, role playing and in-class discussions around the students’ contribution, as well as contemporary case studies. The purpose of my presentation is to contribute to the ever-increasing bibliography of inspiring research and practices, on the topic of teaching diversity.
3D modeling in cultural heritage field in Kyrgyzstan
Aida Abdykanova, Jyldyz Bekbalaeva
3D modeling methods have recently become very popular in documentation, restoration and preservation of cultural heritage. However, 3D modeling is yet a complex process, which requires accuracy of measurements and individual approach to each cultural heritage object.
We will present our experience in creating 3D models of heritage objects of the Issyk-Kul region, with the focus on methodology and techniques. This is an ongoing collaboration project between Anthropology Department and Library, which involved faculty, librarians, students and other partners.
Crossing borders through digital media and dialogue
Emilienne Idorenyin Akpan, Ekaterina Galimova
AUN and AUCA students have been participating in online discussions of mutually selected topics to promote discourse between communities of learners and foster partnerships based on acceptance and understanding. This forum provides opportunities for the students to develop research, thinking and speaking skills which show unity in thought, coherence in ideas, objectivity in reasoning, factual argumentation and empathy for the other.
The long-term goal is the creation of a Virtual International Debate Society (VIDS) modelled on the Karl Popper Debate to provide an academic and social bridge for participating students.
Digital collections for digital literacy
Fatme Charafeddine, Mona Assi, Elie Kahale, Basma Chebani
In this session a we will give short presentation of the UL digital collections featuring ways to use this collection for digital literacy of concepts such us: types of digital collections, digitized collections vs born digital collections, metadata vs full-text search, open access vs in the public domain publications, copyright and creative commons licenses. The presentation we end by introducing the library team responsible for the in-house technical production of the UL digitization collections.
Effective academic engagement of students at AUN using online tools during the COVID-19 lockdown era
Jennifer Tyndall, Benson Ali
One of the most important aspects of pedagogy is effective communication. Here at AUN, students were actively engaged in online learning during the lockdown period using different types of IT applications including having access remotely to public health officials and medical doctors at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic through interactive online lectures. This session will demonstrate the success of online academic engagement from a university in the remote region of Northeastern Nigeria to our students in the US and to those who were residing in cities and remote villages throughout the country during the COVID-19 mandatory lockdown.
It takes a village to reshape learning, technology and library services
Ola El Zein, Hossein Hamam
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the emergence of innovative educational technologies, there arose a need for a transformative change in education. Therefore, a taskforce of Librarians, IT technologists, and Academics was established to reshape teaching and library services post pandemic by providing guidance for AUB-FM’s educational programs to ease the transformation and to sustain skill development.
This presentation will cover the taskforce’s findings through a roadmap that includes the identified gaps, recommendations, pedagogy and e-learning tech-tools (gamification, virtual learning, augmented reality) and assessment tools. Also, the methodology and the collaboration process between the stakeholders will be presented.
JCU Teaching and Learning: A culture, not a service
Every member of the university has something to contribute. We all have knowledge and skills. If those could be shared, many would benefit. Creating an entity to cultivate this is not a simple process. John Cabot University Teaching and Learning was envisioned to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and skills. JCUTL, however, is not a physical teaching and learning center. It’s a mindset, an initiative, a cooperation, a community. This presentation intends to address the success and challenges of the initiative. Its aims to show that a teaching and learning culture can be created and not just a service.
Student-led cross-institutional collaboration between France and Morocco
David Tresilian, Michael Stoepel, Paul Love
This presentation reports on a student-led cross-institutional project between AUP in Paris and AUI in Morocco. Students worked under faculty and librarian supervision, with students at AUP drawing up questionnaires for use in structured interviews with peers at AUI. Digital technology was used to gather and transcribe data and standard interview protocols regarding data confidentiality and storage. Students interpreted and reported on collected data in a mini-conference at the end of the semester. The presentation will interest faculty working cross-institutionally using digital technology and library staff interested in data-collection and learning using the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
Sustainable development goals as a teaching framework across three AMICAL institutions
Stella Apostolaki, Tamo Chattopadhay
The purpose of this presentation is to share teaching experiences of three AMICAL Institutions (American University in Cairo, American University of Central Asia, American College of Greece) on Sustainable Development Goals. While based on different continents and facing local challenges, especially during Covid-19, the three institutions brought their students together in discussion and shared learning around this common theme. The presentation will include the activities implemented on the three campuses as well as collaborative inter-institutional efforts, highlighting common student learning outcomes, including student peer support, sensitisation to cultural diversity and human similarity, and recognition of contextual privilege and power dynamics.
Project collaborators: Stella Apostolaki (Associate Lecturer in Environmental Sciences, ACT), Tamo Chattopadhay (Associate Professor of Politics and International Studies, AUCA), and Amani Elshimi (Senior Instructor of Rhetoric and Composition, AUC).