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Kicking off the 2019-2020 Conversation Series!

The Hero’s Journey: Approaching Online Learning with Creativity and Hope

with guest speaker Angela Gunder, Director of Instructional Design & Curriculum Development in the Office of Digital Learning at University of Arizona (Twitter: @angelagunder)

Monday, October 7, 2019
12:15 – 1:30 pm Pacific / 3:15 – 4:30 pm Eastern

Online via Zoom

We’re excited to be joined by Angela Gunder to kick off the 2019-2020 Teaching Online & Hybrid Conversation Series! Angela, along with her colleagues Jess Knott, Cathy Russell, Keegan Long-Wheeler, and John Stewart, has adapted Joseph Campbell’s monomyth – “the journey of the epic hero in a progression of seventeen stages broken into three acts – the departure, the initiation, and the return to the ordinary world” – into a series of games and resources that help faculty and learning designers to weave narrative structure into online learning design. Through discussion and game play, in this session, Angela will help us to explore the ways in which narrative structure can be used in online learning design to support student engagement.

About the Conversation Series

Since Fall 2018, the Office of Digital Learning & Inquiry (DLINQ) has convened a  conversation series for faculty to explore and address pedagogical and technical issues related to teaching and learning online. As Middlebury moves into more hybrid and online learning opportunities, these conversations will help to prepare faculty to take advantage of these opportunities, while ensuring that we are designing courses and programs that reflect our unique values and approaches to learning. You can find information and artifacts from earlier events in the conversation series archived on our Teaching Hybrid & Online page.