Collaboration in Higher Education: Working Across Silos

Concurrent Session 6
OLC Session

Brief Abstract

This session will highlight the benefits, and provide exemplars and models of, intra- and inter-institutional collaboration and was developed by the ELD Executive Board, which consists of librarians, faculty members, instructional designers, and administrators. Known for its annual conference (ELDc) and journal (ELDj), the mission of Emerging Learning Design (ELD), is to showcase innovation and engage in a vibrant and dynamic discourse regarding pedagogy and how technology can better enhance or transform it. ELD is known as a community where voices from many “job titles” come together. The ELD Executive Board sees great synergy between the underlying philosophy of ELD and the growth of transdisciplinary work currently taking place in Higher Education. Members of the board will be joining AJ and Veronica virtually..

Presenters

Dr. AJ Kelton is the Director of the Center for the Digital Humanities in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Montclair State University in New Jersey. He is involved in collaborative learning, reflective teaching, academic and emerging technology, digital humanities, social media, games, and virtual worlds for education and has presented on many topics both in the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Kelton is the Executive Director of Emerging Learning Design (ELD) and Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Emerging Learning Design Journal. He received his PhD from NYU and his research areas include, the impact of group formation and composition on learning, affordances of virtual worlds in education, and helping students and parents of students with attention deficit challenges.
Veronica Armour is an Instructional Designer with the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University.

Extended Abstract