Presentation Title

Purple Ribbon Selfies

Document Type

Presentation

Session Description

This session will present the use of physical, in-person connections as a way to enhance on-campus yet online courses. All students were given a purple ribbon at the in-person start up sessions for an online course. Over the term, students took selfies, recording and encouraging interpersonal engagement with others wearing the purple ribbon. From this personal scavenger hunt, new friendships, connections, project teams, and study groups developed. Observations of the assignment will be presented.

Keywords

engagement, community, connections, students

Audience Focus

Higher Education

Start Date

7-28-2016 1:45 PM

End Date

7-28-2016 2:45 PM

Brief Biography of Primary Presenter

Brad Hokanson is a professor in Graphic Design at the University of Minnesota. He has published research in creativity and educational technology. He is now running his third massive online course on creativity for the University of Minnesota. He is President-Elect of the Association of Educational Communication and Technology.

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Jul 28th, 1:45 PM Jul 28th, 2:45 PM

Purple Ribbon Selfies

This session will present the use of physical, in-person connections as a way to enhance on-campus yet online courses. All students were given a purple ribbon at the in-person start up sessions for an online course. Over the term, students took selfies, recording and encouraging interpersonal engagement with others wearing the purple ribbon. From this personal scavenger hunt, new friendships, connections, project teams, and study groups developed. Observations of the assignment will be presented.