Breakout Session

Informal Virtual Learning Spaces at Stevens

Track: Learning Tool

Breakout IV
Friday, 8:20 – 9:15 am

Abstract
This research focuses on virtual learning and learner engagement within a social context. We approach the design of virtual learning spaces with a community of inquiry framework. We also approach this from the perspective that learners learn by doing and reflecting.

Sarah Inman
Senior Instructional Designer

Co-Presenters
Karen Swift
Michael Scalero

Stevens Institute of Technology

Bio
Sarah Inman is the Senior Instructional Designer for Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. She first became interested in pedagogy in a political philosophy undergraduate course. Since then, she has been interested in designing better learning spaces for facilitating dialogic interaction and curiosity, and creating a more personalized learning environment. Sarah was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with an instructional designer during her graduate program at Georgetown–pairing practical applications with a theoretically rigorous curriculum.

When not studying, reading, or designing eLearning solutions, she likes to brew beer, laugh at improv comedy, dance to live music, and make playlists.