Peer Mentorship Program

We have found that faculty benefit greatly from informal conversations about blended learning with other faculty and staff members. These discussions can be opportunities to share expertise, explore how to make blended projects successful in a particular discipline, or brainstorm new ideas for individual or joint projects.

In order to facilitate these peer-to-peer exchanges, we have created the Blended Learning Peer Mentorship Program. The program is available to any faculty members and to LTS staff interested in discussing blended learning, digital scholarship, digital humanities, and interdisciplinary blended learning projects. All disciplines are eligible to apply.

The Blended Learning Initiative will reimburse up to $40 for lunch expenses for two individuals. Funds may be pooled for small group conversations. Please submit your receipts to Jessica Gaudreau, and write on the receipt: BLI Peer Mentorship Program, the names of the individuals who participated, and the general topic discussed.

The following faculty and LTS staff have kindly agreed to be listed here as someone who will gladly sit down for a conversation about blended learning, digital scholarship, or digital humanities as a teaching approach. Thank you very much to those listed below for your time and expertise.

  • Alla Epsteyn: EdX platform in foreign language courses. Online grammar exercises for intermediate Russian.
  • Casey Pattanayak: Online resources for applied statistics.
  • Daniela Bartalesi-Graf: EdX platform. Video lessons. Video skits. Podcasts. Use of online course in face-to-face and blended courses.
  • Eni Mustafaraj: Introducing computational literacy skills. Creating personalized web presence for student work (e.g. online portfolios).
  • Erin Battat: Online multimedia exhibits.
  • Hélène Bilis: Computational analyses of texts as class projects. Creating clickable editions of digitized texts.
  • Justin Armstrong: Digital storytelling. Videoconferencing. Web-based peer-editing. Multimedia social science.
  • Maurizio Viano: Video essays, a new form of doing academic work on film.
  • Octavio González: Rhetorical considerations of the formal constraints and opportunities posed by different genres. Practical applications of digital skills; how to leverage learning Adobe Suite, for example, to gain transferable skills in graphic design.