IT Matters: Innovative Approaches to Remote Teaching and Learning

June 17, 2020

During this event, Chief Information Officer, Kevin Boyd, talked with a panel of six instructors, who shared and discussed the tools and techniques they’ve used during the Spring Quarter transition to a remote environment.

View the IT Matters recording online.


About the Speakers

Heidi Coleman is a Senior Lecturer in Theater and Performance Studies and Founder of Chicago Performance Lab and has worked professionally as a director and dramaturg. She has initiated in a number of programs including New Work Week, Chicago Performance Lab, Exquisite Pressure: Pop Up Series, and co-curated the University of Chicago Presidential Fellows in the Arts Program as well as the TAPS Commissioning Project. For the past five years, she has co-directed alternate reality games for the University of Chicago: the parasite, Gaming the Future, and A Labyrinth.

Allyson Nadia Field is the Director of Graduate Studies and an Associate Professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies and the College. Her scholarship contributes to evolving areas of study that investigate the functioning of race and representation in interdisciplinary contexts surrounding cinema.

Patrick Jagoda is Professor of English and Cinema & Media Studies, and an affiliate of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. He specializes in digital media theory, game studies and design, and twentieth and twenty-first century American literature and culture. He is Executive Editor of Critical Inquiry, co-founder of the Game Changer Chicago Design Lab and Transmedia Story Lab, and director of the Weston Game Lab.

James Osborne is Assistant Professor of Anatolian Archaeology in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. He is an archaeologist who works in the eastern Mediterranean and ancient Near East focusing on the Bronze and Iron Ages. Methodologically, he incorporates quantitative methods like GIS, space syntax, and geochemical ceramic analysis with native historical and iconographic sources.

Jennifer Spruill is a Senior Lecturer in the Social Sciences Collegiate Division and Co-Chair of the Power, Identity, Resistance Core sequence.

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