Theme: Project-based Learning
The Lightning Talks speaker event is 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 in-person environment. The speaker series, co-hosted by Digital Learning & Innovation and The Center for Teaching & Learning, is open to BU faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars.
Many classes across both BU campuses incorporate elements of project-based, team, and experiential learning. What are the challenges for faculty working with these pedagogical models in the remote-learning space? The faculty panel shared their strategies for adapting these active-learning approaches to the remote-teaching environment.
Watch the individual, five-minute video presentations:
- Kitchen Science and Backyard Nature: Playful, Inquiry-Based Learning Goes Online
- Managing Team Projects in the Remote Environment
- Practice-Based Teaching: The Necessary Ingredients for Successful Delivery…Anytime, Anywhere
- A Class in Which Students Perform Research Tasks for Environmental Organizations
- The Blank Syllabus
Everyone was quite creative, so it helps in pushing ideas out of the box. – Project-based Learning Lightning Talk Attendee
About the Moderator: Sarah Chobot Hokanson
Sarah Chobot Hokanson is Assistant Provost of Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs at Boston University, where she oversees all aspects of postdoctoral scholarship and training as well as professional development for doctoral students. Sarah completed her PhD in biochemistry and molecular biophysics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and was a Chemistry and Chemical Biology postdoc at Cornell University. When she’s not being a powerhouse in her support of BU grad students and post docs, Sarah enjoys time with her twins, running, eating pizza for breakfast, reading a good book, and rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers.