If you have been following along on my research journey, you know how unexpected my role in this project was, but my gratitude for the experience can’t be properly expressed. First, the original position was listed for an education major (I’m a computer science major), so I didn’t even think to apply. I ended up applying for a different research fellowship through ITS, and was offered a position to help develop the website for Full Spectrum Learning. The first year of my fellowship was heavily…Continue Reading “The Unexpected Blessing that was Full Spectrum Learning”

It’s been a while since I have posted at all and I just wanted to give a bit of an update on what I have been working on over the past few months! The end of the semester was honestly a bit rough for most of the people around me, and I was no exception. About halfway through last semester, I got an offer to return to a company I had previously worked at, so I added my third job. This meant I was working…Continue Reading “Starting off Spring Semester”

If you have been following the progression of Full Spectrum Learning, you may know that we are in the process of implementing and reaching out to professors for our new data grid! This grid has been such a process and a learning experience for me. There have been a few major concepts I have learned including: How much I love spreadsheets and formulas How complicated a simple visualization actually is How easy it is to become discouraged 1. How Much I Love Spreadsheets and Formulas…Continue Reading “What I’ve Learned While Creating a Data Grid”

With the start of the new year and the second year of my research fellowship, I have been working to update and refine my original goals from the beginning of last year. As a reminder, my goals for last year were: Understand the different styles of teaching and types of learning around the campus community. Learning how to communicate in a group to gain teamwork skills Become more fluent in shooting and editing videos Develop a deeper understanding of WordPress and how to develop a…Continue Reading “Goal Reworking 2019”

It has officially been six full weeks since the start of my Sophomore year at SNC. The weeks have consisted of trying to get back into the rhythm of school and maintaining balance with work. I’m not going to lie saying the first six weeks were easy, sophomore year hit me much harder than freshman year. However, I am finally feeling like I have everything under a bit of control. With that being said, I am also starting to get some projects rolling for this…Continue Reading “Getting Back into the Swing of FSL”

One of the very unique experiences that I have had this year happened earlier this month. From August 4th – 9th I was able to attend Digital Pedagogy Lab in Virginia at the University of Mary Washington. This was an incredible learning experience that I was honored to have the opportunity to attend, and wish more students could also have this experience. Three words drove the experience of this conference for me: Overwhelming. Reflective. Hopeful. Overwhelming A major feeling I had the whole week was…Continue Reading “The “Student Perspective” of Digital Pedagogy Lab”

I had the incredible opportunity to participate in the Critical Open Pedagogy Track at Digital Pedagogy Lab 2019. Open Pedagogy/Learning can be an incredibly complex topic to understand, and I think it is easily dismissed by the academic community because of this lack of understanding. However, there are an incredible benefit to students and I will try to share my new knowledge of how it can benefit students using my unique perspective of being a student. Simple Definition Open Learning is the art of professors…Continue Reading “What in the World is Open Learning? A Student’s Tale”

While attending Digital Pedagogy Lab, most of the questions raised in my track included, “Why should students/faculty care about Open Learning and why is this valuable for students?” In response to these questions, I decided to look back at my first year at St. Norbert to reflect on my most valuable/memorable learning experiences I had 1. Working Collaboratively in a Group with Professors/Faculty The whole of my research fellowship was an experience I was not expecting at all. From the first day, I was surprised…Continue Reading “10 Most Valuable Learning Experiences During My First Year”

I am currently attending Digital Pedagogy Lab in Fredericksburg, VA and I am in the Critical Open Pedagogy Track. Honestly, Open Pedagogy is a very hard concept to understand, so some of the conversation has gone over my head, but I am starting to feel like I have a good grasp on the concepts. Here is my opinion of the beginning of the ABCs of Open Pedagogy. Accessibility In the Open it can be really important to make sure that every student has the correct…Continue Reading “The ABCs of Open Pedagogy”

Attending the 2019 Domains Conference by Reclaim Hosting on June 10th and 11th has made me realize how much progress has been made on Full Spectrum Learning (FSL). When Ruthie and I first started on the FSL team, many things were different or didn’t exist. The main changes include the grid, the website, and the interactive grid videos. The Full Spectrum Learning Grid In the beginning of last year, the grid featured a green axis and a gold axis and had language more focused to…Continue Reading “Evolution of FSL Over the Year”