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Lightning Talks

BU Digital Learning & InnovationWelcome to the Exploring Innovations in Teaching & Technology Lightning Talks speaker series homepage. Co-hosted by Digital Learning & Innovation (DL&I) and the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL), the Lightning Talks are a reflection and learning forum where Boston University faculty and invited guests identify areas of challenge and opportunity and share strategies for engaging educational experiences in the hybrid and in-person environment. 

The series grew from the shift to remote teaching in Spring 2020 to showcase instructors’ creative and inspiring approaches and build faculty community. CTL and DL&I are proud to support peer-to-peer learning through the Lightning Talks, as they bring together a committed coalition of faculty, staff, and students to share pedagogical experiences and ideas.

We invite you to join our community of learners and access 70+ presentations to engage with the video content.

Deborah Breen, Director, Center for Teaching & Learning

Chris Dellarocas, Associate Provost for Digital Learning & Innovation


Spring 2024 Lightning Talks

Teaching through Experiential Learning

  • April 23, 2024, 12:15 - 1:15pm
  • Experiential Learning allows students to apply their knowledge and skills to real-world situations. In this online Lightning Talk, faculty will offer a variety of approaches to experiential learning at Boston University, from classroom-based scenarios and cultural events outside the classroom, to semester-long projects in Boston communities.
    Speakers will deliver 5-minute talks, followed by Q&A. Erin Salius, Director of the CAS Experiential Learning Connector, will moderate the session.
  • Invited speakers include:
    • Max Greenberg, Senior Lecturer of Sociology, College of Arts & Sciences
    • Sean Kealy, Clinical Associate Professor, School of Law
    • Holly Schaaf, Senior Lecturer of Writing, College of Arts & Sciences
    • Langdon White, Clinical Assistant Professor, Computing & Data Sciences
    • Min Ye, Professor of International Relations, Pardee School of Global Studies
  • Registration: https://bostonu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcocuCrrjMjHNUkHvo8m_cmmFbVumPgIWK4#/registration

Creativity and Innovation in the Classroom, March 19, 2024


Lightning Talks Video Library

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