Virtual Speed Networking Lounge: Mad Lib Bios

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Brief Abstract

Mad Libs are fill in the blank stories. Participants will choose words, parts of speech, as directed, to fill in the blanks in a create-an-interesting-bio exercise. The result is a creative and fun take on the professional bio that is sure to help you stand out at your next professional event. First rule about Mad Libs Bios: Don’t look ahead! It spoils the fun. 


Cheryl Fulghum oversees the department of Instructional Design and Online Learning at Haywood Community College in western North Carolina. In this role, she is responsible for instructional design through faculty development, online course design, emerging technologies research, accessibility compliance, and the administrations of several learning platforms. She describes her main role as faculty cheerleader, empowering faculty to become 21st century teachers despite self-identified low-tech skills and fear of the unknown. Prior to her work in the online learning field, she served as full-time faculty in the commercial arts and worked as project manager and media content creator for Shadowbox Design, an educational technology company specializing in online ancillaries for higher education textbook publishers. She has degrees in Broadcast Communications, Journalism, and Educational Media: Curriculum and Instruction.

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